Butler, NJ
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Butler is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 7,701 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Butler is the 257th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Butler are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Butler is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Butler is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Butler who work in sales jobs (13.91%), office and administrative support (13.07%), and management occupations (12.59%).

Also of interest is that Butler has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Butler is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Butler, the average commute to work is 30.96 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though Butler is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The education level of Butler citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.59% of adults in Butler have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Butler in 2010 was $36,913, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $147,652 for a family of four. However, Butler contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Butler is a very ethnically-diverse borough. 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 Asian. Butler also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.92% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Butler include Italian, German, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Butler's cultural character, accounting for 18.16% of the borough’s population.

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