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.
Butner is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 a very car-oriented town. 88.93% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Butner is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Butner has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
Butner is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
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.