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Lake Butler, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Lake Butler had a population of 1,871 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Lake Butler, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,871
Daytime Population: Workers 1,423
Daytime Population: Residents 1,116
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,539
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.36
Population in Households 1,852
Population in Familes 1,545
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 826
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $35,719
Average Household Income $49,602
Per Capita Income $18,814


Total Housing Units 846 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 447 (52.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 290 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $126,974
Average Home Value $140,737


Total Households 737
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 507
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.19% -0.4%
Households -0.19% -0.41%
Families 0.9% -0.48%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

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, 2017 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 Density # 629 32nd
Diversity Index # 541 41st
Median Household Income # 764 17th
Per Capita Income # 740 20th

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