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Empire, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Empire had a population of 282 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Empire is located at latitude 39.7597 and longitude -105.6828 in Clear Creek County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Empire (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clear Creek County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 8,615 feet.

The Town of Empire (GNIS ID: 2412485) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Empire is located within Georgetown Division of Clear Creek 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.

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


Total Population 282
Population in Households 282
Population in Familes 203
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,153
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 163
Average Household Size 1.73
Family Households 91
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 195 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 120 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $266,667
Average Home Value $268,333


Median Household Income $51,669
Average Household Income $56,549
Per Capita Income $25,716
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.21%
Households 0.0% 0.24%
Families 6.89% 0.22%
Median Household Income   0.2%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
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, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Empire to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado 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 # 321 30th
Population Density1 # 160 65th
Diversity Index2 # 342 26th
Median Household Income # 250 46th
Per Capita Income # 289 37th

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