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Butler, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Butler is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Morris County at latitude 40.9981 and longitude -74.3488. Morris County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 338 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Butler, but most people and references simply refer to it as Butler, New Jersey.

The P1 Census Class Code for Butler indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Butler (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles.

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Butler, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 7,489
Population in Households 7,465
Population in Familes 6,002
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 3,679
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 3,019
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 1,963
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,237 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,021 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 998 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 218 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $329,906
Average Home Value $353,130


Median Household Income $74,659
Average Household Income $88,454
Per Capita Income $35,714
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.16% 0.08%
Households -0.09% 0.08%
Families -0.14% 0.05%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
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, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Butler to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 192 65th
Population Density1 # 176 68th
Diversity Index2 # 248 55th
Median Household Income # 280 49th
Per Capita Income # 278 49th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.