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Empire, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Empire had a population of 288 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Empire, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 288
Daytime Population: Workers 105
Daytime Population: Residents 104
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 209
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 288
Population in Familes 208
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,177
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $53,745
Average Household Income $60,140
Per Capita Income $27,276


Total Housing Units 195 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 122 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $275,926
Average Home Value $306,557


Total Households 166
Average Household Size 1.73
Family Households 93
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.29% 0.48%
Households 0.25% 0.48%
Families 6.23% 0.43%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

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, 2017 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 # 320 30th
Population Density # 156 66th
Diversity Index # 276 40th
Median Household Income # 232 50th
Per Capita Income # 266 42nd

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