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Butler is a city in Bates County, in the Kansas City metro area.
It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Missouri named Butler. For links to other places called Butler, MO, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Butler is 38.258N. The longitude is -94.33W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 863 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,214.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Butler demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bates County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 64730 ZIP code.
20% 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 $15,237, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Butler residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Butler, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $296. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $611.
Bates 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 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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