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Empire, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Empire had a population of 298 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Empire is located at latitude 39.7614 and longitude -105.6844 in Clear Creek County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Empire 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.


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Empire, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Empire, CO Housing Affordability Index is 90
State of Colorado Housing Affordability Index is 97
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Empire, CO Wealth Index is 56
State of Colorado Wealth Index is 111
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 298
Population in Households 298
Population in Families 214
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 1,110
Diversity Index1 31
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,077
Average Household Income $64,522
Per Capita Income $29,652
Wealth Index3 56

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 201 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 121 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $335,849
Housing Affordability Index2 90
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 173
Average Household Size 1.72
Family Households 96
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.6% 0.6%
Households 0.65% 0.68%
Families 5.21% 0.62%
Median Household Income   3.8%
Per Capita Income   4.09%

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, 2019 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 Density # 171 63rd
Diversity Index # 267 42nd
Median Household Income # 271 41st
Per Capita Income # 263 43rd

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