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Lake Butler, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Lake Butler had a population of 1,878 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Butler is located at latitude 30.0177 and longitude -82.3434 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake Butler (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Union County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 138 feet.

The City of Lake Butler (GNIS ID: 2404858) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Lake Butler is located within Lake Butler CCD of Union County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Butler population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lake Butler, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,878
Population in Households 1,859
Population in Familes 1,551
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 829
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 745
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 513
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 846 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 451 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 294 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 101 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $121,923
Average Home Value $140,397


Median Household Income $34,513
Average Household Income $47,738
Per Capita Income $18,268
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.16% -0.33%
Households -0.04% -0.24%
Families 1.24% -0.35%
Median Household Income   3.55%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lake Butler, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Butler to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 667 28th
Population Density1 # 621 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 536 41st
Median Household Income # 760 17th
Per Capita Income # 733 20th

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