Butler, Kentucky

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Butler is a city in Pendleton County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 613 at the 2000 census.



Butler is located at 38°47′13″N 84°22′13″W / 38.78694°N 84.37028°W / 38.78694; -84.37028 (38.786909, -84.370142)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), of which, 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it is land and 4.17% is water.


The city of Butler was established around 1852 when the Kentucky Central Railroad was built through the area. The city was named for William O. Butler, U.S. congressman from the area (1839–43), when it was incorporated on February 1, 1868.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 613 people, 237 households, and 164 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,632.4 people per square mile (1,029.0/km²). There were 268 housing units at an average density of 1,150.9/sq mi (449.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.69% White, 0.49% African American, 0.16% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.

There were 237 households out of which 43.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 33.9% from 25 to 44, 15.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.5 males.

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