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Butner, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Butner had a population of 7,711 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Butner: Camp Butner.

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Butner, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,711
Daytime Population: Workers 7,713
Daytime Population: Residents 4,528
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,241
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.59
Population in Households 7,160
Population in Familes 5,890
Population in Group Qrtrs 551
Population Density2 550
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $44,998
Average Household Income $55,668
Per Capita Income $21,742


Total Housing Units 3,071 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,796 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 992 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 283 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $128,333
Average Home Value $143,980


Total Households 2,788
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 1,876
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.22% 0.28%
Households 0.1% 0.27%
Families 0.01% 0.15%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

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, 2017 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 Density # 425 43rd
Diversity Index # 80 89th
Median Household Income # 284 62nd
Per Capita Income # 416 44th

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