Butler County , Kentucky

Butler County: County in Kentucky, United States of America

Butler County locator map
Location of Butler County on Kentucky map.


Butler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,690 and a population density of 11 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 2,020 inhabitants. Its county seat is Morgantown. The county was created 202 years ago in 1819.

Map of Kentucky highlighting Butler County locator map image
Map of Kentucky highlighting Butler County
Map of Kentucky highlighting Butler County locator map image


Butler County is located at 37°12'26"N 86°40'54"W (37.2072800, -86.6817600). It has 6 neighbors: Edmonson County, Grayson County, Logan County, Muhlenberg County, Ohio County and Warren County.

Butler County map

The largest city of Butler County is Morgantown with a population of 2,373. Other cities include, Rochester population 149 and Woodbury population 88. See all Butler County cities & populated places.

Butler County Quick Facts

Population : 12,703 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Different from : Butler County, Butler County, Butler County, Butler County, Butler County, Butler County, Butler County
Area : 1118 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.2%
Land as percent of area : 98.8%
Named for : Richard Butler
Capital : Morgantown
Establishment : January 01, 1819
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 23:42:35 (20th September 2021)
Density : 11 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 0.1% (2010-2020)

Butler County has 6 neighbours.

  • Morgantown


The population of Butler County increased by 0.1% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 12,690 - census
2011 12,718 0.22% estimation process
2012 12,738 0.16% estimation process
2013 12,704 -0.27% estimation process
2014 12,736 0.25% estimation process
2015 12,734 -0.02% estimation process
2016 12,686 -0.38% estimation process
2017 12,778 0.72% estimation process
2018 12,743 -0.27% estimation process
2019 12,879 1.06% estimation process
2020 12,703 -1.39% estimation process

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People born in Butler County (5)

People born in Butler County, including politician born 1853 William S. Taylor, musician Pendleton Vandiver, Confederate Army officer Thomas Hines, you can see a list of people who born in Butler County.

  • Wesley Phelps (United States Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient) he was born in 12/06/1923
  • Sally Deweese she was born in 07/04/1824

Other places with the same name (8)

Butler County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Butler County.

City Name Population Title
Morgantown 2,373 County seat in Kentucky
Rochester 149 City in Butler County, Kentucky, United States
Woodbury 88 City in Kentucky

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