Butler County

Butler County, Kansas' largest county is mostly rolling grass covered hills with broad river valleys winding through them. The county was founded in 1855 and contains 1,430 sq. miles. Petroleum production, refining, farming, ranching, manufacturing, and the newest state correctional facility help to diversify the economy.

Butler County Data

 

Land Area (square miles) -- 2010

 1,430

Total Population -- 2015

66,092

Average Population Density (per sq. mile) -- 2015

46.2

Median Age37.8
Educational Attainment (Population Age 25+)

   High School Graduate or Higher

92.9%

   Some College -- No Degree

28.2%

   Associate Degree

9.9%

   Bachelor Degree or Higher

28.0%
Average 1-Way Commute to Work (minutes) 22.5
Civilian Labor Force -- 201532,257

   Unemployed

1,295

   Unemployment Rate

4.0%
Business Establishments -- 20151,409

   Employees

18,957

   Average Annual Pay

$35,809

Median Household Income 

$58,897

Major Employers

  • BG Products
  • Blackburn Construction
  • Butler Community College 
  • Century Plastics
  • Dustrol, Inc.
  • El Dorado Correction Facility
  • Frontier Oil
  • International Cold Storage 
  • Kansas Medical Center, LLC 
  • Pioneer Balloon
  • Sherwin-Williams Mfg. 
  • Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Service & Training Center 
  • Vornado Air Circulation Systems, Inc. D.J. Engineering 
  • Patterson Racing
  • Seeber Manufacturing
  • Sigma Tek  Banks Construction
  • Susan B Allen Memorial Hospital
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