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Welcome to Butler ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Butler has a population of 12,885 people<2> (see below for details).
Butler was established in 1802.
The community of Butler is 1,030 feet [314 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Butler lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Butler had an population of 12,885 people. This is a decrease of 6.34% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.79% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Butler had a population of 13,757 people (which is 7.48% of the total population of Butler County). This makes Butler the county's most populous community.
The population of Butler represents 0.11% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 45th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 13,757 people, the population of Butler decreased 9.02% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 15,121 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Butler.
Adding Butler to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Butler in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Butler elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Butler on a Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Butler on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Butler ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Pennsylvania communities named Butler: This one is located in Butler County and the other is located in Potter County.
Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 42 communities that are also named Butler - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (3), Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Butler.
Communities near Butler ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Butler.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Butler. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Butler.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Butler. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Butler.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Butler. Our list includes 30 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Butler.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Butler ...
Looking for more information about Butler? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Butler, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Butler.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Butler. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Butler County: www.co.butler.pa.us/
The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Jan 2021