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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Butler is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 13,182. Butler is in Butler County. Living in Butler offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Butler and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Butler are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$98,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$658
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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Butler Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    215.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    23
    6.1
  • Rape
    7.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    61.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    430.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,081.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    153.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Butler

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$33,034
National
$55,322
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Butler Reviews

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Butler Pennsylvania is a great small town living bodies all that's good in a small town! And we're located Incredibly Close to these fantastic natural resources like Moraine State Park McConnell's Mills Slippery Rock Creek. We have wonderful school systems in our area including Butler moniteau, Slippery Rock, Karns City, Seneca Valley, Knoch and Mars. We have a wonderful thriving downtown that includes pubs and restaurants, antique shops, a great Library System, in a credible world-renowned Museum, and beautiful idyllic streets with Old City Homes amongst shaded sidewalks. Are low crime rate, and low ranking amongst Pennsylvania counties for drug problems makes us a great place to raise your family. And we are a mere 30 to 45 minutes from that great City of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
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Butler Main Street has improved so much over my lifetime. Many amazing restaurants like The Chop Shop and Cummings have made main street a family friendly attraction. I am in 12th grade at the Butler Senior High School, and I have loved all the teachers and classes I have taken. Also, the Butler Area Public Library is a wonderful place, with sections for adults, children, and teens. I highly recommend a visit to Butler, PA!
Butler has some good thing about it and some bad, just like any city. Some of the good things are the small class sizes for students, and lots of different "terrains" to live in, and lots of things to do. Some of the not-so-good things are it has a very high crime rate, and its not very diverse, even tho it is becoming more diverse, and the older population of this town doesn't accept the lqbtq/queer community, but most of the younger generation does. The older people are mostly stuck in their ways, so the younger generations are leading the change. The commute times are okay.