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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Butler County is located in Pennsylvania with a population of 185,984. In Butler County, most residents own their homes. In Butler County there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Butler County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Butler County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$190,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$790
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Butler County 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
    78.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    6.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    28.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    162.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,128.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    34.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Butler County

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,037
National
$55,322

Butler County Reviews

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I have lived in Butler County all my life so I tend to like it here. There are activities for all ages and there is a wide range of shopping to do. My high school was not the greatest but I managed! The things I like in Butler County include going to the movies and going bowling! There are really good restaurants in Cranberry Township, within Butler County. If I could change anything, it would be to for houses in Center Township (a very nice neighborhood in Butler) to be a little cheaper since I am going to be in the market of finding a small home in the next few years!
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When I first moved here it took awhile to get use to the weird stares as there Is almost No Diversity here. Overall I do like it here. There a few fast food jobs anything worth while you will have to travel to 30m or more. Housing is cheap and I really like the ppl an schools here for the most part. Since is any much diversity you kid may have a few problems at school here and there An May need to be prep.Ive like here so far two years it’s a place you can start over at and really prosper. It’s boring though. They have a few small parks, skating rank for the kids. It’s very very safe. I love the thrifts shops . I moved from down south and randomly moved to this town trying to find someplace close my job relocated me too. If your thinking about here I would go for it. 😉 Good Luck
Butler County is a nice area to live. The County is very diverse including rural, suburban, and urban areas. There are a handful of schools in Butler County, all great places to go. Butler has quite a few restaurants and retail stores and has been continually growing over the years. There is always something going on in the summer, Bluesox baseball games, the Big Butler Fair, or the Farm Show. These events are loved by many, and almost everyone in the county has been to these events before. The town holds frequent parades for Christmas, Memorial Day, and Veteran's Day. Overall Butler County is a great area to live in.