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. Butler has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

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 citizens of Butler are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 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.