Butler County, Ohio

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Butler County, Ohio
ButlerCountyOhioCourthouse.JPG
Map of Ohio highlighting Butler County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
FoundedMay 1, 1803[1]
Named forGeneral Richard Butler
SeatHamilton
Largest cityHamilton
Area
 • Total470.13 sq mi (1,218 km2)
 • Land467.06 sq mi (1,210 km2)
 • Water3.08 sq mi (8 km2), 0.66%
Population
 • (2010)368,130
 • Density788.2/sq mi (304/km²)
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websitewww.butlercountyohio.org
 
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Butler County, Ohio
ButlerCountyOhioCourthouse.JPG
Map of Ohio highlighting Butler County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
FoundedMay 1, 1803[1]
Named forGeneral Richard Butler
SeatHamilton
Largest cityHamilton
Area
 • Total470.13 sq mi (1,218 km2)
 • Land467.06 sq mi (1,210 km2)
 • Water3.08 sq mi (8 km2), 0.66%
Population
 • (2010)368,130
 • Density788.2/sq mi (304/km²)
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websitewww.butlercountyohio.org

Butler County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 368,130, which is an increase of 10.6% from 332,807 in 2000.[2] Its county seat is Hamilton.[3] It is named for General Richard Butler, who died in 1791 fighting Indians in northern Ohio.[4] Butler's army marched out of Fort Hamilton, where the city of Hamilton now stands. It is also home to Miami University, an Ohio public university.

Butler County is part of the CincinnatiMiddletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The county was once home to seven large earthworks sites, built by ancient Indian peoples that lived in the area.[5]

Butler County was formed on March 24, 1803 from portions of Hamilton County. It is named for Richard Butler, a general in the American Revolutionary War.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 470.13 square miles (1,217.6 km2), of which 467.06 square miles (1,209.7 km2) (or 99.35%) is land and 3.08 square miles (8.0 km2) (or 0.66%) is water.[6]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
CensusPop.
181011,150
182021,74695.0%
183027,14224.8%
184028,1733.8%
185030,7899.3%
186035,84016.4%
187039,91211.4%
188042,5796.7%
189048,59714.1%
190056,87017.0%
191070,27123.6%
192087,02523.8%
1930114,08431.1%
1940120,2495.4%
1950147,20322.4%
1960199,07635.2%
1970226,20713.6%
1980258,78714.4%
1990291,47912.6%
2000332,80714.2%
2010368,13010.6%
Est. 2012370,5890.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2012 Estimate[2]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 332,807 people, 123,082 households, and 87,880 families residing in the county. The population density was 712 people per square mile (275/km²). There were 129,793 housing units at an average density of 278 per square mile (107/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.20% White, 5.27% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.55% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. 1.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.1% were of German, 16.7% American, 10.7% Irish and 9.8% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 123,082 households out of which 35.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 10.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were non-families. 22.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 11.90% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 10.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $47,885, and the median income for a family was $57,513. Males had a median income of $42,052 versus $27,602 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,076. About 5.40% of families and 8.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.10% of those under age 18 and 7.00% of those age 65 or over.

Localities[edit]

Municipalities[edit]

Map of Butler County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Census-designated places[edit]

Other unincorporated places[edit]

Townships[edit]

There are thirteen civil townships in Butler County and at least three paper townships:

Civil[edit]

Paper[edit]

Education[edit]

There are sixteen school districts having territory in Butler County. Those listed in bold are primarily in Butler, those in italics are primarily in other counties.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Butler County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Butler County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Butler County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Retrieved 2007-04-28. [dead link]
  5. ^ Squier, E.G. (1848). Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution. p. 57. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 39°26′N 84°35′W / 39.44°N 84.58°W / 39.44; -84.58