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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Butler is a suburb of New York City with a population of 7,780. Butler is in Morris County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Butler offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Butler there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Butler and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Butler are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$344,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,225
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Butler Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    26
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    13
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    128
    500
  • Theft
    600
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    38
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Butler

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$96,474
National
$55,322
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Butler Reviews

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Butler is not the greatest town for non-athletic people, especially if you're not white. The public schools are notoriously bad, and the police department isn't the greatest thing either.
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I like Butler because it is a safe beautiful place near my favorite hiking spot and state park. I loe that I can get to other places similar to this from home. Although there isn't much diversity in any sense up here, there is peacefulness, safety, community, and peace along with natural beauty. Some bears here and there make an appearance once and a while. I don't like that my particular neighborhood doesn't have sidewalks. Our roads often have pot holes, as well. I would never leave this town. It is far enough away from work that even though the commute is a hassle, it is very worth it if you work a more city like job as I did when I first moved here.
Butler is a really friendly community and very family oriented. I truly wish the High School was bigger and more students attended.