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Butner is in Granville County.

The community was named for Maj. Gen. Henry Wolfe Butner

The latitude of Butner is 36.131N. The longitude is -78.756W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 371 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,792.


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Median household income
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$40,341
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Butner demographic reports
Inmates who have spent time at the federal correctional facility here include televangelist Jim Bakker, Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt and John Hinckley, who shot President Ronald Reagan
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 45. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 7.4 per 1,000 people.

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5% of Butner residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Butner ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Butner was $15,174, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Butner residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Butner, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $455.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $956.


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Granville County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Butner political report.

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The average commute time for Butner workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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