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Butler County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Butler County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of USA NE
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1856
Seat David City
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

584 sq mi (1,513 km²)
584 sq mi (1,513 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.14%
 - (2000)
 - Density

16/sq mi (6/km²)

Butler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 8,767. Its county seat is David City6.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Butler County is represented by the prefix 25 (it had the twenty-fifth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,514 km² (584 sq mi). 1,511 km² (584 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.14%) is water.

Adjacent Counties Edit


Butler County
Population by decade

1860 - 27
1870 - 1,290
1880 - 9,194
1890 - 15,454
1900 - 15,703
1910 - 15,403
1920 - 14,606
1930 - 14,410
1940 - 13,106
1950 - 11,432
1960 - 10,312
1970 - 9,461
1980 - 9,330
1990 - 8,601
2000 - 8,767

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 8,767 people, 3,426 households, and 2,350 families residing in the county. The population density was 6/km² (15/sq mi). There were 3,901 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (7/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.38% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. 1.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,426 households out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.90% were married couples living together, 5.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.40% were non-families. 28.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 17.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 104.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,331, and the median income for a family was $44,441. Males had a median income of $28,856 versus $20,979 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,394. About 4.80% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.80% of those under age 18 and 9.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities, villages, and unincorporated communities Edit

Townships Edit

  • Alexis
  • Bone Creek
  • Center
  • David City, City of
  • Franklin
  • Linwood
  • Oak Creek
  • Olive
  • Platte
  • Plum Creek
  • Read
  • Reading
  • Richardson
  • Savannah
  • Skull Creek
  • Summit
  • Ulysses
  • Union

Coordinates: 41°13′N 97°08′W / 41.22, -97.13

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