Butler County is located in west central Kentucky. The County Seat is Morgantown and the largest city is Morgantown. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.butlercounty.ky.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 12,875 and the 2010 census population was 12,690. The land area is 426.09 square miles and there are 29.8 persons per square mile.
97.7% of the population is White, 0.6% is Black or African American, 3.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 75.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 8.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $87,300, there are 5,124 households, an average of 2.45 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,136, the median household income is $35,430, and 25.1% of the persons in Butler County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,008. Retail sales (in $1000) were $57,992, and sales per capita were $4,362. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.4%.
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