Butner, North Carolina

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Butner, North Carolina
Town
Location of Butner, North Carolina
Location of Butner, North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°8′18″N 78°45′32″W / 36.13833°N 78.75889°W / 36.13833; -78.75889Coordinates: 36°8′18″N 78°45′32″W / 36.13833°N 78.75889°W / 36.13833; -78.75889
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Granville
Area
 • Total 6.6 sq mi (17.2 km2)
 • Land 6.6 sq mi (17.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 371 ft (113 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,591
 • Density 1,150.2/sq mi (441.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 27509
Area code(s) 919
FIPS code 37-09360[1]
GNIS feature ID 1019443[2]
Website Butner Website
An old water tower in Butner.

Butner is a town in Granville County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 7,591 at the 2010 census[3]]. Butner was managed by the state of North Carolina from 1947 through 2007. A bill passed by the North Carolina General Assembly incorporating the town was signed by Gov. Mike Easley on July 27, 2007.[4]

It is the former site of the U.S. Army's Camp Butner, which was named for Major General Henry W. Butner (1875–1937), a North Carolina native.[5][6] The area around Butner has several state and federal correctional institutions.

Geography[edit]

Butner is located at 36°8′18″N 78°45′32″W / 36.13833°N 78.75889°W / 36.13833; -78.75889 (36.138298, -78.758828).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.6 square miles (17 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 7,591 people in 2,767 households. The population density was 1150.2 people per square mile (441.3/km²). There were 2,999 housing units at an average density of 454.4/sq mi (174.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 59.5% White, 30.1% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 6.5% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.7% of the population.

There were 2,767 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them. The average household size was 2.74. In the town the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 13.8% from 25 to 34, 23.3% from 35-49, 18.8% from 50 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males.

The median income[8] for a household in the town was $45,437, and the mean income for a household was $51,466. The median and mean incomes for families were $53,186 and $55,847, respectively. The per capita income for the town was $17,654. About 4.1% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

The Mayor of Butner is Thomas Lane. The Town Council Members are Christene Emory, Vickie Hicks Cates, Michel Branch, Linda Russell Jordon, William McKellar, and Terry Turner.

Infrastructure[edit]

The area surrounding Butner includes:

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