Empire, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Empire, California - Basic Facts

The Empire Census Designated Place had a population of 4,571 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Empire: Empire City.

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Empire, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,571
Population in Households 4,434
Population in Familes 3,840
Population in Group Qrtrs 137
Population Density2 2,924
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $37,418
Average Household Income $49,570
Per Capita Income $15,871


Total Housing Units 1,395 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 760 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 557 (39.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $120,906
Average Home Value $221,288


Total Households 1,317
Average Household Size 3.37
Family Households 1,008
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.06% 1.1%
Households 0.98% 1.08%
Families 0.95% 1.07%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

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, 2018 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 # 673 56th
Population Density # 475 69th
Diversity Index # 126 92nd
Median Household Income # 1311 14th
Per Capita Income # 1357 11th

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