Butler County is a county located in the state of Ohio. As of 2000, the population is 332,807. Its county seat is Hamilton6.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,218 km˛ (470 mi˛). 1,210 km˛ (467 mi˛) of it is land and 8 km˛ (3 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.62% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 332,807 people, 123,082 households, and 87,880 families residing in the county. The population density is 275/km˛ (712/mi˛). There are 129,793 housing units at an average density of 107/km˛ (278/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 91.20% White, 5.27% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.55% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. 1.43% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 123,082 households out of which 35.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% are married couples living together, 10.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% are non-families. 22.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.61 and the average family size is 3.07.
In the county the population is spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 11.90% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 10.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $47,885, and the median income for a family is $57,513. Males have a median income of $42,052 versus $27,602 for females. The per capita income for the county is $22,076. 8.70% of the population and 5.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.10% of those under the age of 18 and 7.00% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Butler County was the birthplace of Andrew L. Harris, the 'farmer statesman', Civil War general, and Governor of Ohio.
Municipalities and census-designated places
- Butler County website (http://www.butlercountyohio.org/)