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

The community of Poplar Bluff is the Seat for Butler County.

Butler County was founded in 1849 and was created by taking area from WayneCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Butler had a population of 41,471 people. This is an increase of 1.48% since the last Census (which gave a population of 40,867 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Butler represented 0.73% of the total population of Missouri, making it the state's 20th most populous county (out of 115 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
201042,794+4.72%+3.19% since 2009
200941,471+1.48%+0.54% since 2008
200841,247+0.93%+0.31% since 2007
200040,867The 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)
Poplar Bluff   17,04516,6512.37% increase  
Neelyville   5044873.49% increase  
Qulin   4834673.43% increase  
Fisk   3683631.38% increase  

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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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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