Empire, California Population 2022

4,204
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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.

Empire Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Empirewas:

  • White: 83.90%
  • Two or more races: 7.28%
  • Other race: 5.78%
  • Native American: 1.95%
  • Black or African American: 1.10%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Empire, California is 4,204 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,202.

Empire, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,75683.90%
Black or African American361.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native641.95%
Some Other Race1905.78%
Two or More Races2397.28%
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Empire Population by Race

Empire Population Pyramid 2022

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Empire Median Age

40.9


Total

40.6


Male

42.1


Female

Empire Adults

There are 2,767 adults, (465 of whom are seniors) in Empire.

Empire Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Empire Sex Ratio

Female

1,567

47.70%

Male

1,718

52.30%

Empire Population by Age

Empire Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Empire Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male82.7%17.3%
Married76.1%23.9%
All52.3%47.7%
Non Family44.3%55.7%
Female14.1%85.9%

52.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Empire Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2062.6152.3
Married4773.0676.1
Male522.7182.7
Female2484.1214.1
Non Family4291.2444.3

3.2

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Empire Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade51020.65%
9th to 12th Grade41316.72%
High School Graduate86535.02%
Some College49920.20%
Associates Degree461.86%
Bachelors Degree1184.78%
Graduate Degree190.77%
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Empire Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Empire Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races19714924
White82764279
Hispanic1,47874034
Black3636
Native American4545
Other Race13472

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%.

Empire Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,099$31,923$22,981
Less Than 9th Grade$27,386$31,713$11,141
High School Graduate$32,090$32,109$27,344
Some College$26,332$$26,578
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$28,099

Average Earnings

$31,923

Average Male

$22,981

Average Female

Empire Earnings by Educational Attainment

Empire Language by Age

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Empire Language

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.

Empire Language

Empire Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White90328031.01%
Hispanic2,17448222.17%
Native58712.07%
Black3625.56%
Other118NaN%
Multiple23983.35%

23.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.35%

Male Poverty Rate

24.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Empire

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%.

Empire Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.19%
High School20.69%
Some College18.72%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Empire Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed12.24%
Male Unemployed50.00%
Female Employed9.56%
Female Unemployed63.83%

Empire Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Empire Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,727$53,844
Families$52,063$65,522
Married Families$66,806-
Non Families$18,415$26,576
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Income by Household Type

Empire Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.9%

Male Marriage Rate

37.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Empire Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Empire Marital Status by Race

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Empire Marital Status

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93

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War24
First Gulf War11
Vietnam27
Korea31
World War II

Empire Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3424
35 to 5411
55 to 6427
65 to 74
75+31

Empire Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White421.78%
Other Race2720.15%
2+ Races2412.18%
Hispanic271.57%

Empire Veterans by Race

Empire Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

9.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Empire Veterans by Education

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56.3%

Labor Force Participation

51.7%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Empire Employment by Age

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Empire Employment by Race

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Empire Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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63.87%

Born in Empire

75.22%

Native Born

24.78%

Foreign Born

15.46%

Non Citizen

9.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Empire Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20104,1890.00%
20114,19010.02%
20124,19110.02%
20134,19210.02%
20144,19310.02%
20154,19410.02%
20164,19510.02%
20174,19610.02%
20184,19710.02%
20194,19810.02%
20204,20240.10%
20214,20310.02%
20224,20410.02%

Empire Population by Year