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Empire, California - Basic Facts

The Empire Census Designated Place had a population of 4,309 as of July 1, 2016. Empire ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Empire is located at latitude 37.6429 and longitude -120.9042 in Stanislaus County. The formal boundaries for the Empire Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Stanislaus County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 118 feet.

The Empire Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408081) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Empire Census Designated Place is located within Modesto CCD of Stanislaus County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Empire population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Empire: Empire City.

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Empire, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,309
Population in Households 4,175
Population in Familes 3,598
Population in Group Qrtrs 134
Population Density1 2,756
Diversity Index2 86


Total Households 1,242
Average Household Size 3.36
Family Households 952
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,358 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 727 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 516 (38.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 116 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $111,538
Average Home Value $181,336


Median Household Income $34,641
Average Household Income $42,934
Per Capita Income $13,975
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.45% 0.64%
Households 0.35% 0.59%
Families 0.34% 0.56%
Median Household Income   0.62%
Per Capita Income   0.63%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Empire, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Empire to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 682 55th
Population Density1 # 497 67th
Diversity Index2 # 141 91st
Median Household Income # 1354 11th
Per Capita Income # 1372 10th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.