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Butler, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The Town of Butler had a population of 15 as of July 1, 2016. Butler ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Butler is located at latitude 45.262 and longitude -97.7116 in Day County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Butler (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Day County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,827 feet.

The Town of Butler (GNIS ID: 1267306) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Butler population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Butler, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15
Population in Households 14
Population in Familes 12
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 52
Diversity Index2 0


Total Households 8
Average Household Size 1.75
Family Households 5
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 12 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1 ( 8.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 (33.3%)
Median Home Value $62,500
Average Home Value $89,286


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $38,100
Per Capita Income $20,779
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.98% -1.37%
Households -1.87% 0.0%
Families -2.88% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.43%
Per Capita Income   2.33%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Butler, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Butler to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 372 5th
Population Density1 # 352 10th
Diversity Index2 # 383 3rd
Median Household Income # 345 14th
Per Capita Income # 327 17th

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