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Empire, California - Basic Facts

The Empire Census Designated Place had a population of 4,278 as of July 1, 2015. 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.

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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Empire: Empire City.

Empire Census Designated Place, CA Boundary Map

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Empire, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,278
Population in Households 4,142
Population in Familes 3,575
Population in Group Qrtrs 136
Population Density1 2,737
Diversity Index2 86
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,240
Average Household Size 3.34
Family Households 950
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,329 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 719 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 521 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $131,905
Average Home Value $217,951
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $29,864
Average Household Income $40,238
Per Capita Income $12,590
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.4% 0.54%
Households 0.39% 0.5%
Families 0.37% 0.5%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
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.

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Empire, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Empire to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 683 55th
Population Density1 # 497 67th
Diversity Index2 # 152 90th
Median Household Income # 1435 6th
Per Capita Income # 1409 8th

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