Butner, North Carolina
|Incorporated||November 1, 2007|
|Named for||Henry W. Butner|
|• Total||14.05 sq mi (36.39 km2)|
|• Land||14.03 sq mi (36.33 km2)|
|• Water||0.03 sq mi (0.06 km2)|
|Elevation||361 ft (110 m)|
|• Density||598.67/sq mi (231.15/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||2424932|
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. The area around Butner has several state and federal correctional institutions.
Butner is located in southwestern Granville County. 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.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||2,663||31.71%|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,914||22.79%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 8,397 people, 2,865 households, and 2,022 families residing in the town.
As of the census of 2010, there were 7,591 people in 2,767 households. The population density was 1,150.2 inhabitants per square mile (444.1/km2). There were 2,999 housing units at an average density of 454.4 per square mile (175.4/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 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.
The area surrounding Butner includes:
- Camp Butner Training Center (Run by the North Carolina National Guard, consisting of roughly 5,000 acres)
- Federal Correctional Complex, Butner (4 units and one medical center, consisting of Camp Butner for males only, FCI Butner Low, FCI Butner Medium I, FCI Butner Medium II, and Federal Medical Center)
- Polk Correctional Institution, a facility of the North Carolina Department of Correction
- C.A. Dillon Youth Development Center, a juvenile facility of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (formerly the North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention)
- Several facilities of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (Murdoch Developmental Center, Whitaker School, R. J. Blackley Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center, and Central Regional Hospital replacing John Umstead Hospital in Butner as well as Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh).
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- NC General Assembly
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