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.

Unlike some boroughs 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 borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Butler who work in office and administrative support (15.32%), sales jobs (12.65%), and management occupations (9.18%).

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.

In addition, Butler is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

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.

In terms of college education, Butler is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.84% of adults in Butler have a college degree.

The per capita income in Butler in 2010 was $37,498, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $149,992 for a family of four. However, Butler contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 15.27% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Butler include Italian, German, Polish, and English.

In addition, Butler has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.77%).

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