Butler County is located in southeastern Missouri. The County Seat is Poplar Bluff and the largest city is Poplar Bluff. The Official Web Site is located at http://butler.countyportal.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 42,972 and the 2010 census population was 42,794. The land area is 694.67 square miles and there are 61.6 persons per square mile.
90.8% of the population is White, 5.5% is Black or African American, 1.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.9% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.1% is two or more races. 78.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $89,700, there are 17,085 households, an average of 2.46 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,246, the median household income is $34,969, and 21.2% of the persons in Butler County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,050. Retail sales (in $1000) were $634,785, and sales per capita were $15,437. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.5%.
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