Butler County, Ohio
|Butler County, Ohio|
Location in the state of Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
|Founded||May 1, 1803|
|Named for||General Richard Butler|
|• Total||470.13 sq mi (1,218 km2)|
|• Land||467.06 sq mi (1,210 km2)|
|• Water||3.08 sq mi (8 km2), 0.66%|
|• Density||788.2/sq mi (304/km²)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Butler County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 368,130, which is an increase of 10.6% from 332,807 in 2000. Its county seat is Hamilton. It is named for General Richard Butler, who died in 1791 fighting Indians in northern Ohio. Butler's army marched out of Fort Hamilton, where the city of Hamilton now stands. It is also home to Miami University, an Ohio public university.
Butler County was formed on March 24, 1803 from portions of Hamilton County. It is named for Richard Butler, a general in the American Revolutionary War. Judge Thomas Wilkins (in office 1852-1855) of the Probate Court was thrown out by the citizenry of Hamilton around July 31, 1855. A group of 1000-1200 citizens demanded his removal from the county after his improper conduct toward two 11 year old girls. The incident was on a Sunday summer's evening in the Court House. This was news in Ohio as well as nationally.
According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 470.13 square miles (1,217.6 km2), of which 467.06 square miles (1,209.7 km2) (or 99.35%) is land and 3.08 square miles (8.0 km2) (or 0.66%) is water.
- Preble County (north)
- Montgomery County (northeast)
- Warren County (east)
- Hamilton County (south)
- Dearborn County, Indiana (southwest)
- Franklin County, Indiana (west)
- Union County, Indiana (northwest)
As of the census of 2000, there were 332,807 people, 123,082 households, and 87,880 families residing in the county. The population density was 712 people per square mile (275/km²). There were 129,793 housing units at an average density of 278 per square mile (107/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 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 were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.1% were of German, 16.7% American, 10.7% Irish and 9.8% English ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 123,082 households out of which 35.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 10.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were non-families. 22.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the county the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $47,885, and the median income for a family was $57,513. Males had a median income of $42,052 versus $27,602 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,076. About 5.40% of families and 8.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.10% of those under age 18 and 7.00% of those age 65 or over.
Other unincorporated places
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There are sixteen school districts having territory in Butler County. Those listed in bold are primarily in Butler, those in italics are primarily in other counties.
- Edgewood Local School District (also in Preble)
- Fairfield City School District
- Hamilton City School District
- Lakota Local School District
- Madison Local School District
- Mason City School District (also in Warren)
- Middletown City School District (also in Warren)
- Monroe Local School District (also in Warren)
- New Miami Local School District
- Northwest Local School District (also in Hamilton)
- Preble Shawnee School District (also in Preble)
- Princeton City School District (also in Hamilton and Warren)
- Ross Local School District
- Southwest Local School District (also in Hamilton)
- Talawanda City School District (also in Preble)
- Union County–College Corner Joint School District (also in Preble, as well as Union and Franklin counties in Indiana)
- Walter Alston, Manager of Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers
- John Boehner, congressman, Speaker of the House (January 2011 – Present), House Minority Leader (January 2007-January 2011), fmr. House Majority Leader (February 2006 to January 2007)
- Mary Bowermaster, masters athletics record holder
- James E. Campbell, governor of Ohio
- Cris Carter, football player
- Frank Clair, football player
- Ray Combs, television personality
- Greg Dulli, musician
- Weeb Ewbank, football coach
- Andrew L. Harris, governor of Ohio
- William Dean Howells, writer
- Howard Jones, football coach
- Kenesaw Mountain Landis, Federal judge and baseball commissioner
- Mark Lewis, baseball player
- Jerry Lucas, basketball player
- McGuire Sisters, musical group
- Ezra Meeker, Oregon Trail preservationist
- Joe Nuxhall, Baseball player (youngest in MLB history) and radio announcer, both for the Cincinnati Reds
- Darrell Pace, Olympic archer
- Clarence Page, columnist
- Nan Phelps, Artist
- Charles Francis Richter, scientist devising the Richter magnitude scale for earthquakes
- Charlie Root, baseball player
- Brady Seals, musician
- Kent Tekulve, baseball player
- Roger Troutman, musician
- C. William Verity, politician and businessman
- Scott Walker, musician
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- "Butler County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
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- Taylor, William Alexander (1899). Ohio Statesmen and Annals of Progress. Press of the Westbote Company. p. 243.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
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- Bert S. Barlow, W.H. Todhunter, Stephen D. Cone, Joseph J. Pater, and Frederick Schneider, eds. Centennial History of Butler County, Ohio. Hamilton, Ohio: B.F. Bowen, 1905.
- Jim Blount. The 1900s: 100 Years In the History of Butler County, Ohio. Hamilton, Ohio: Past Present Press, 2000.
- Butler County Engineer's Office. Butler County Official Transportation Map, 2003. Fairfield Township, Butler County, Ohio: The Office, 2003.
- A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County, Ohio with Illustrations and Sketches of Its Representative Men and Pioneers. Cincinnati, Ohio: Western Biographical Publishing Company, 1882.
- Ohio. Secretary of State. The Ohio municipal and township roster, 2002-2003. Columbus, Ohio: The Secretary, 2003.
||Union County, Indiana||Preble County||Montgomery County|
|Franklin County, Indiana||Warren County|
|Dearborn County, Indiana||Hamilton County|