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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$345,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,243
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%

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
    156
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    13
    41
  • Robbery
    13
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    273
    500
  • Theft
    585
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    13
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$96,647
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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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.