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Butler County

Riverside drive

With easy access to I-65 via the four-lane Natcher Parkway, Butler County is home to several medium-sized manufacturing enterprises including Delta Faucet, Corvac Composites, Aleris International, Blackhawk Composites, CASCO Products Corporation and ARC Automotive.  Set along Kentucky’s picturesque Green River, historic Morgantown is known as the “Catfish Capital of the World” and draws thousands each summer to its famous catfish festival.

With nearly 13,000 residents, Butler County is rich in Civil War history and continues to operate two of Kentucky’s seven river ferry boats, Reed’s Ferry and Rochester Ferry.  Businesses considering expanding or locating in Butler County are served by South Central Kentucky and the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.

Demographics
Population2 12,938
Population Annual Average Growth2 63
Median Age3 40.1
Under 18 Years 2,926
18 to 24 Years 1,036
25 to 34 Years 1,575
35 to 44 Years 1,610
45 to 54 Years 1,917
55 to 64 Years 1,621
65 to 74 Years 1,164
75 Years, and Over 841
Race:  White 12,303
Race:  Black or African American 48
Race:  American Indian and Alaska Native 36
Race: Asian 20
Race:  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0
Race:  Some Other Race 168
Race: Two or More Races 115
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 322
Economic
Armed Forces Labor Force4 0
Veterans, Age 18-644 432
Median Household Income3,4 $35,430
Poverty Level (of all people)4

3,123

Mean Commute Time (minutes)4 29.5
Commute via Public Transportation4 6
Union Membership5
Housing
Total Housing Units4 5,867
Median House Value (of owner-occupied units)3,4 $87,300
Homeowner Vacancy4 87
Rental Vacancy4 134
Renter-Occupied Housing Units4 1,308
Occupied Housing Units with No Vehicle Available4 458
Social
No High School Diploma (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 1,049
High School Graduate (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 3,169
Some College, No Degree (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 1,220
Associate's Degree (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 649
Bachelor's Degree (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 385
Postgraduate Degree (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 267
Enrolled in Grade 124 233
Disabled, Age 18-644 1,172
Foreign Born4 217
Speak English Less Than Very Well (population 5 yrs and over)4 156

Source: JobsEQ® 04/2015  1. Census 2010, unless noted otherwise  2. Census 2013, annual average growth rate since 2003  3. Median values for certain aggregate regions (such as MSAs) may be estimated as the weighted averages of the median values from the composing counties.  4. ACS 2008-2013; Current Population Survey, unionstats.com, and Chmura. 

Workforce Characteristics

 

  Butler County Kentucky
Population 12,938 4,395,295
Labor Force 5,150 1,993,607
Unemployment Rate 6.2% 6.0%