Butler is a very small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 4,091 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Butler is the 160th largest community in Missouri.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Butler is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Butler is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Butler who work in sales jobs (14.75%), office and administrative support (13.92%), and healthcare suport services (10.01%).
The rate of college-level education in Butler is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.61% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Butler in 2010 was $17,127, which is lower middle income relative to Missouri, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $68,508 for a family of four. Butler also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.03% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Butler home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Butler residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Butler include Irish, English, Swedish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Butler is English. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and Spanish.