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 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 12,879 inhabitants. Its county seat is Morgantown. The county was created 202 years ago in 1819.


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.

The largest city of Butler County is Morgantown with a population of 2,431. Other cities include, Rochester population 151 and Woodbury population 90. See all Butler County cities & populated places.

Butler County map

Butler County Quick Facts

Population : 12,879 (2019)
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 : 13:51:22 (15th June 2021)
Density : 12 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 1.47% (2010-2019)

Butler County has 6 neighbours.

  • Morgantown


The population of Butler County increased by 1.47% in 9 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

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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)
  • Sally Deweese

Other places with the same name (7)

Butler County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Morgantown 2,431 County seat in Kentucky
Rochester 151 City in Butler County, Kentucky, United States
Woodbury 90 City in Kentucky

Kentucky Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Kentucky 4,467,673 State of the United States of America
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Louisville 760,026 County seat of Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States
Fayette County 323,152 County in West Virginia, United States
Lexington-Fayette 314,488 Consolidated city-county in Kentucky, United States
Kenton County 166,998 County in Kentucky, United States
Boone County 133,581 County in Kentucky, United States
Warren County 132,896 County in Kentucky, United States
Hardin County 110,958 County in Tennessee, United States
Daviess County 101,511 County in Kentucky, United States
Campbell County 93,584 County in northeastern Wyoming, United States
Madison County 92,987 County in Kentucky, United States
Bullitt County 81,676 County in Kentucky, United States
Bowling Green 70,543 City in Kentucky
Christian County 70,461 County in Missouri, United States
Oldham County 66,799 County in Texas, United States

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