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Butler County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Butler County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of USA OH
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded May 1 1803[1]
Named for General Richard Butler
Seat Hamilton
Largest city Hamilton
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

470 sq mi (1,218 km²)
467 sq mi (1,210 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.62%
 - (2000)
 - Density

712/sq mi (275/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Butler County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 332,807. Its county seat is Hamilton6. It is named for General Richard Butler, who died in 1791 fighting Indians in northern Ohio.[2] Butler's army marched out of Fort Hamilton, where the city of Hamilton now stands. It is also home to Miami University, an Ohio public university.


Main article: Ohio county government.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,218 km² (470 sq mi). 1,210 km² (467 sq mi) of it is land and 8 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.62%) is water.

Adjacent countiesEdit


Butler County
Population by year[1]

2000 332,807
1990 291,479
1980 258,787
1970 226,207
1960 199,076
1950 147,203
1940 120,249
1930 114,084
1920 87,025
1910 70,271
1900 56,870
1890 48,597
1880 42,579
1870 39,912
1860 35,840
1850 30,789
1840 28,173
1830 27,142
1820 21,746
1810 11,150

As of the census² of 2000, there were 332,807 people, 123,082 households, and 87,880 families residing in the county. The population density was 275/km² (712/sq mi). There were 129,793 housing units at an average density of 107/km² (278/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 91.20% White, 5.27% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.55% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. 1.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 123,082 households out of which 35.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 10.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were non-families. 22.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 11.90% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 10.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $47,885, and the median income for a family was $57,513. Males had a median income of $42,052 versus $27,602 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,076. About 5.40% of families and 8.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.10% of those under age 18 and 7.00% of those age 65 or over.

Localities Edit

Municipalities Edit

Map of Butler County Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Map of Butler County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Census-designated places Edit

Other unincorporated places Edit

Townships Edit

There are thirteen civil townships in Butler County and at least three paper townships:

Civil Edit

Paper Edit


There are sixteen school districts having territory in Butler County. Those listed in bold are primarily in Butler, those in italics are primarily in other counties.

  • College Corner Local School District (also in Preble)
  • Edgewood Local School District (also in Preble)
  • Fairfield City School District
  • Hamilton City School District
  • Lakota Local School District
  • Madison Local School District
  • Mason City School District (also in Warren)
  • Middletown City School District (also in Warren)
  • Monroe Local School District (also in Warren)
  • New Miami Local School District
  • Northwest Local School District (also in Hamilton)
  • Preble Shawnee School District (also in Preble)
  • Princeton City School District (also in Hamilton and Warren)
  • Ross Local School District
  • Southwest Local School District (also in Hamilton)
  • Talawanda City School District (also in Preble)

Famous inhabitantsEdit


  1. ^ a b "Ohio County Profiles: Butler County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ {{cite web|url = |title = Butler County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University
  • Bert S. Barlow, W.H. Todhunter, Stephen D. Cone, Joseph J. Pater, and Frederick Schneider, eds. Centennial History of Butler County, Ohio. Hamilton: B.F. Bowen, 1905.
  • Jim Blount. The 1900s: 100 Years In the History of Butler County, Ohio. Hamilton: Past Present Press, 2000.
  • Butler County Engineer's Office. Butler County Official Transportation Map, 2003. Fairfield Township: The Office, 2003.
  • A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County, Ohio with Illustrations and Sketches of Its Representative Men and Pioneers. Cincinnati: Western Biographical Publishing Company, 1882. [1]
  • Ohio. Secretary of State. The Ohio municipal and township roster, 2002-2003. Columbus: The Secretary, 2003.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 39°26′N 84°35′W / 39.44, -84.58

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