Butner, NC


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Living in Butner

Butner is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 7,702 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Butner is the 108th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Butner is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Butner is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Butner who work in office and administrative support (14.73%), sales jobs (11.77%), and food service (9.95%).

Butner is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Butner isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 88.93% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.

Being a small town, Butner does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In Butner, just 10.94% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Butner in 2010 was $20,670, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,680 for a family of four. However, Butner contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Butner is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Butner home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Butner residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Butner also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.85% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Butner include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Butner is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

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