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Time Zone: Butler County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Allison is the Seat for Butler County.

Butler County was founded January 15, 1851. Butler was created by taking area from Black Hawk and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Butler had a population of 14,341 people. This is a decrease of 6.3% since the last Census (which gave a population of 15,305 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Butler represented 0.52% of the total population of Iowa, making it the state's 53rd most populous county (out of 99 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201014,867-2.86%+3.67% since 2009
200914,341-6.3%-1.74% since 2008
200814,595-4.64%-0.21% since 2007
200015,305The Last Census

More information can be found on the Butler County Census Page for Butler County.


Below are some of the communities located in Butler County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Butler County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Parkersburg   2,1631,88914.51% increase  
Clarksville   1,2721,44111.73% decrease  
Shell Rock   1,1831,2988.86% decrease  
Aplington   9541,0549.49% decrease  
Greene   9281,09915.56% decrease  

Websites for Butler County

Official Website:   www.butlercoiowa.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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