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Butner is a town in Granville County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 7,591 at the 2010 census.[4] Butner was managed by the state of North Carolina from 1947 through 2007.

Butner, North Carolina
Town
Location of Butner, North Carolina
Location of Butner, North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°8′18″N 78°45′32″W / 36.13833°N 78.75889°W / 36.13833; -78.75889Coordinates: 36°8′18″N 78°45′32″W / 36.13833°N 78.75889°W / 36.13833; -78.75889
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyGranville
Area
 • Total13.95 sq mi (36.14 km2)
 • Land13.93 sq mi (36.08 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
371 ft (113 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total7,591
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
7,702
 • Density540/sq mi (210/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
27509
Area code(s)919
FIPS code37-09360[2]
GNIS feature ID1019443[3]
Websitebutnernc.org
An old water tower in Butner

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HistoryEdit

A bill passed by the North Carolina General Assembly incorporating the town was signed by Gov. Mike Easley on July 27, 2007.[5]

It is the former site of the U.S. Army's Camp Butner, which was named for Major General Henry W. Butner (1875–1937), a North Carolina native.[6][7] The area around Butner has several state and federal correctional institutions.

GeographyEdit

Butner is located in southwestern Granville County at 36°8′18″N 78°45′32″W / 36.13833°N 78.75889°W / 36.13833; -78.75889 (36.138298, -78.758828).[8] Interstate 85 passes through the town, southeast of the town center, with access from Exits 186, 189, and 191. I-85 leads northeast 16 miles (26 km) to Oxford, the Granville County seat, and southwest 13 miles (21 km) to Durham. Butner is bordered to the east by the city of Creedmoor.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 13.9 square miles (36.1 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.06 km2), or 0.18%, is water.[4]

 
Butner Town Hall
 
Gazebo Park
 
Lake Holt

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
19703,538
19804,24019.8%
19904,67910.4%
20005,79223.8%
20107,59131.1%
Est. 20167,702[1]1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census of 2010, there were 7,591 people in 2,767 households. The population density was 1150.2 people per square mile (441.3/km²). There were 2,999 housing units at an average density of 454.4/sq mi (174.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 59.5% White, 30.1% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 6.5% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.7% of the population.

There were 2,767 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them. The average household size was 2.74. In the town, the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 13.8% from 25 to 34, 23.3% from 35-49, 18.8% from 50 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. For every 100 females, there were 97.3 males.

The median income[10] for a household in the town was $45,437, and the mean income for a household was $51,466. The median and mean incomes for families were $53,186 and $55,847, respectively. The per capita income for the town was $17,654. About 4.1% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.

GovernmentEdit

The Mayor of the Town of Butner is Terry Turner.

The Butner Town Council members are:

  • Bill Birdsong
  • Michel D. Branch
  • Jimmy Gooch
  • Thomas W. Lane
  • Bill McKellar
  • Vickie Smoak

InfrastructureEdit

The area surrounding Butner includes:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Butner town, North Carolina". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
  5. ^ NC General Assembly
  6. ^ "History from NC Dept. of Public Instruction site". Archived from the original on 2007-02-02. Retrieved 2007-02-06.
  7. ^ "Camp Butner –On Duty for the Nation, 1942-1947". Archived from the original on 2007-12-01. Retrieved 2007-10-11.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ Fact Finder, United States Census Bureau, Retrieved 2011-11-11
  11. ^ "Youth Development Centers Archived 2015-12-22 at the Wayback Machine." North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Retrieved on December 16, 2015. "C. A. Dillon Youth Development Center 100 Dillon Drive Butner, N.C. 27509"

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