Butner, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Butner, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Butner had a population of 7,855 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Butner: Camp Butner.

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Butner, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,855
Population in Households 7,305
Population in Familes 6,040
Population in Group Qrtrs 550
Population Density2 560
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $47,182
Average Household Income $56,770
Per Capita Income $22,161


Total Housing Units 3,142 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,801 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,042 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 299 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $133,947
Average Home Value $148,598


Total Households 2,843
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 1,914
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.42% 0.52%
Households 0.33% 0.52%
Families 0.26% 0.42%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.51%

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, 2018 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 # 110 85th
Population Density # 424 43rd
Diversity Index # 73 90th
Median Household Income # 291 61st
Per Capita Income # 441 40th

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