Empire, California Population 2024

3,726

Empire is a city located in Stanislaus County California. Empire has a 2024 population of 3,726. Empire is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 13.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,285 in 2020.

The average household income in Empire is $59,561 with a poverty rate of 27.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Empire is 38 years, 37.7 years for males, and 38.8 years for females.

Empire Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Empire was:

  • White: 64.25%
  • Two or more races: 19.91%
  • Other race: 9.15%
  • Native American: 6.47%
  • Black or African American: 0.21%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
1.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,331.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
13.42% (441)
The current population of Empire, California is 3,726 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,285.

Empire, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,39464.25%
Two or more races74219.91%
Other race3419.15%
Native American2416.47%
Black or African American80.21%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Empire Population by Race

Empire Population Pyramid 2024

Empire Median Age

38

Total

37.7

Male

38.8

Female

Empire Adults

There are 2,895 adults, (508 of whom are seniors) in Empire.

Empire Age Dependency

56.1

Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Empire Sex Ratio

Female1,80248.36%
Male1,92451.64%

Empire Population by Age

Empire Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,186359.440.6
Married5703.2871.828.2
Female2713.9129.970.1
Non Family2391.2845.654.4
Male1063.061000
showing: 5 rows

3.3

Average Family Size

3

Average Household Size

59.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Empire Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Empire Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Empire Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 15.29%.

Empire Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$32,163

Average Earnings

$36,129

Average Male

$28,586

Average Female

Empire Earnings by Educational Attainment

Empire Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Empire Language

52.98% of Empire residents speak only English, while 47.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 46.33% of the population.

Empire Language

Empire Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,29054423.76%
White1,21742935.25%
Multiple74224733.29%
Black8450%
Other34141.17%
showing: 5 rows

27.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

25%

Male Poverty Rate

29.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Empire

The race most likely to be in poverty in Empire is Black, with 50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Empire is Other, with 1.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.68%.

Empire Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.61%
High School29.37%
Some College16.31%
Bachelors or Greater14.01%
showing: 4 rows

Empire Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed41.9%
Female Unemployed40.68%
Male Employed14.04%
Female Employed8.87%
showing: 4 rows

Empire Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Empire Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Empire Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Empire Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Empire Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Empire Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Empire Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

129

Number of Veterans

129

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Empire Veterans by War

count

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Empire Veterans by Age

count

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Empire Veterans by Race

Empire Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

28.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Empire Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.5%

Labor Force Participation

46.1%

Employment Rate

13.9%

Unemployment Rate

Empire Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Empire Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Empire Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.79%

Born in Empire

79.2%

Native Born

20.8%

Foreign Born

11%

Non Citizen

9.8%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.2% of Empire residents were born in the United States, with 68.79% having been born in California. 11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Empire Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20243,726
20233,726
20223,7262306.58%
20213,4962116.42%
20203,285-766-18.91%
20194,05138410.47%
20183,667-510-12.21%
20174,177-202-4.61%
20164,379-296-6.33%
20154,6753798.82%
20144,296-35-0.81%
20134,3313318.28%
20124,000-71-1.74%
20114,071-118-2.82%
20104,189
showing: 15 rows

Empire Population by Year