Empire is a city located in Stanislaus County California. With a 2020 population of 4,204, it is the 681st largest city in California and the 7347th largest city in the United States. Empire is currently growing at a rate of 0.02% annually and its population has increased by 0.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,202 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, Empire has a population density of 2,630 people per square mile.
The average household income in Empire is $50,931 with a poverty rate of 23.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $893 per month, and the median house value is $177,500. The median age in Empire is 37.7 years, 39.1 years for males, and 37.2 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Empirewas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 12.18%.
46.71% of Empire residents speak only English, while 53.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 52.61% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Empire is White, with 31.01% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Empire is Multiple, with 3.35% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.01%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Empire
75.22% of Empire residents were born in the United States, with 63.87% having been born in California. 15.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.