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Butler
Village
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Nickname(s): 
"Train Town USA"
Motto(s): 
"Village of Homes & Industry" "A Good Place to Start and a Great Place to Stay"
Location of Butler in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
Location of Butler in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 43°6′26″N 88°4′8″W / 43.10722°N 88.06889°W / 43.10722; -88.06889Coordinates: 43°6′26″N 88°4′8″W / 43.10722°N 88.06889°W / 43.10722; -88.06889
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Waukesha
Area
 • Total 0.79 sq mi (2.05 km2)
 • Land 0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,841
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,798
 • Density 2,302.18/sq mi (888.78/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 55-11475
GNIS feature ID 1582894

Butler is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,841 at the 2010 census.

History

The village was established in 1913.

Geography

Butler is located at 43°6′26″N 88°4′8″W / 43.10722°N 88.06889°W / 43.10722; -88.06889 (43.107310, −88.068963).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.79 square miles (2.05 km2), of which, 0.78 square miles (2.02 km2) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 564
1930 703 24.6%
1940 778 10.7%
1950 1,047 34.6%
1960 2,274 117.2%
1970 2,261 −0.6%
1980 2,059 −8.9%
1990 2,079 1.0%
2000 1,881 −9.5%
2010 1,841 −2.1%
2019 (est.) 1,798 −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,841 people, 895 households, and 430 families living in the village. The population density was 2,360.3 inhabitants per square mile (911.3/km2). There were 925 housing units at an average density of 1,185.9 per square mile (457.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 92.2% White, 3.0% African American, 0.7% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.8% of the population.

There were 895 households, of which 21.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.9% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 52.0% were non-families. 44.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the village was 43.2 years. 17.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.7% were from 25 to 44; 29.1% were from 45 to 64; and 18.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.

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