Butler, PA
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Butler is a somewhat small city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 13,289 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Butler is the 72nd largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Butler was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

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 (16.88%), office and administrative support (13.48%), and food service (8.49%).

The percentage of adults in Butler with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.01% of adults in Butler have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Butler in 2010 was $19,127, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,508 for a family of four. Butler also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.02% 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, Italian, English, and Polish.

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