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Butler, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The Town of Butler had a population of 16 as of July 1, 2017. Butler ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density 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, 2017.

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Butler, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16
Daytime Population: Workers 4
Daytime Population: Residents 9
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 15
Population in Familes 12
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 55
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $40,338
Per Capita Income $20,589


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


Total Households 8
Average Household Size 1.88
Family Households 6
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.83% -1.28%
Households -1.61% 0.0%
Families 0.0% -3.58%
Median Household Income   3.43%
Per Capita Income   3.56%

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, 2017 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 # 371 5th
Population Density # 349 11th
Diversity Index # 228 43rd
Median Household Income # 345 12th
Per Capita Income # 340 13th

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