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Butner, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Butner had a population of 7,741 as of July 1, 2016. Butner ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Butner is located at latitude 36.1343 and longitude -78.7407 in Granville County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Butner (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Granville County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 371 feet.

The Town of Butner (GNIS ID: 2424932) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Butner is located within Township of Dutchville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Granville County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Butner population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Butner: Camp Butner.

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Butner, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,741
Population in Households 7,190
Population in Familes 5,927
Population in Group Qrtrs 551
Population Density1 552
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 2,803
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 1,890
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,051 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,824 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 979 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 248 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $122,712
Average Home Value $138,795


Median Household Income $44,843
Average Household Income $54,699
Per Capita Income $21,384
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.27%
Households 0.21% 0.24%
Families 0.14% 0.13%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Butner, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Butner to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 111 85th
Population Density1 # 426 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 77 90th
Median Household Income # 268 64th
Per Capita Income # 379 49th

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