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Butler is a city in Butler County, in the Pittsburgh metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Richard Butler, a major general killed during the St. Clair expedition of 1791
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Butler. For links to other places called Butler, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Butler is 40.861N. The longitude is -79.895W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,037 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,766.
Several factories manufactured cars here during the early days of the automotive industry; among them was the American Bantam Car Company, which pioneered the early jeep
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29% of Butler residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Butler ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Butler was $16,457, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Butler residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Butler, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $347. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $738.
Libraries in Butler include Butler Area Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Butler include Butler Eagle
Butler County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Butler political report.
The average commute time for Butler workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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