Butler County, Missouri

Butler County: County in Missouri, United States of America


Butler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 42,794 and a population density of 24 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 42,178 inhabitants. Its county seat is Poplar Bluff. The county was created 173 years ago in 1849.

Quick Facts about Butler County

Population : 42,178 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Missouri (United States)
Different from : Butler County, Butler County, Butler County, Butler County, Butler County, Butler County, Butler County
Area : 1810 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.6%
Land as percent of area : 99.4%
Named for : William Orlando Butler
Capital : Poplar Bluff
Establishment : February 02, 1849
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 09:27:30 (6th February 2023)
Density : 23 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -1.46% (2010-2020)
Butler County locator map
Location of Butler County on Missouri map.
Butler County Courthouse image
Butler County Courthouse
Butler County Courthouse image


Butler County is located at 36°42'59"N 90°24'24"W (36.7164200, -90.4065600). It has 6 neighbors: Clay County, Ripley County, Carter County, Dunklin County, Stoddard County and Wayne County.

Butler County map

The largest city of Butler County is Poplar Bluff with a population of 16,807. Other cities include, Neelyville population 470, Qulin population 459 and Osborn population 408. See all Butler County cities & populated places.

Butler County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Poplar Bluff 16,807 City in Butler County in Southeast Missouri, United States
Neelyville 470 City in Butler County, Missouri, United States
Qulin 459 City in Butler County, Missouri, United States
Osborn 408 Human settlement in Missouri, United States of America
Fisk 329 Town in Missouri

Butler County has 6 neighbours.

  • Poplar Bluff


According to census records, the population of Butler County decreased by 1.46% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 42,794 - census
2011 42,990 0.46% estimation process
2012 42,986 -0.01% estimation process
2013 42,961 -0.06% estimation process
2014 42,849 -0.26% estimation process
2015 42,829 -0.05% estimation process
2016 42,769 -0.14% estimation process
2017 42,618 -0.35% estimation process
2018 42,587 -0.07% estimation process
2019 42,478 -0.26% estimation process
2020 42,178 -0.71% estimation process

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