Empire, Colorado Population 2024

322

Empire is a city located in Clear Creek County Colorado. Empire has a 2024 population of 322. Empire is currently declining at a rate of -1.53% annually and its population has decreased by -5.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 340 in 2020.

The average household income in Empire is $74,758 with a poverty rate of 13.2%. The median age in Empire is 44.8 years: 44.5 years for males, and 46.9 years for females.

Empire Demographics

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

  • White: 89.04%
  • Two or more races: 7.38%
  • Black or African American: 2.24%
  • Native American: 0.45%
  • Asian: 0.45%
  • Other race: 0.45%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,199.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.29% (-18)
The current population of Empire, Colorado is 322 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 340.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White39889.04%
Two or more races337.38%
Black or African American102.24%
Native American20.45%
Asian20.45%
Other race20.45%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Empire Population by Race

Empire Population Pyramid 2024

Empire Median Age

44.8

Total

44.5

Male

46.9

Female

Empire Adults

There are 404 adults, (98 of whom are seniors) in Empire.

Empire Age Dependency

46.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32

Old Age Dependency Ratio

14.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Empire Sex Ratio

Female20144.97%
Male24655.03%

Empire Population by Age

Empire Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2741.6356.943.1
Married932.3787.112.9
Non Family921.0853.346.7
Male661.2313.686.4
Female232.0473.926.1

1.87

Average Family Size

1.63

Average Household Size

56.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Empire Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade153.79%
Associates Degree348.59%
Bachelors Degree6616.67%
Graduate Degree143.54%
High School Graduate10125.51%
Less Than 9th Grade5814.65%
Some College10827.27%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White34027468
2+ Races322812
Hispanic21190
Black550
Asian220
Native American210
Other Race200

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 37.5%.

Empire Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$48,295$0$48,523
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$42,500$56,875$0
Less Than 9th Grade$48,640$0$0
Overall$48,592$49,189$46,058
Some College$47,440$59,861$45,769

$48,592

Average Earnings

$49,189

Average Male

$46,058

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

97.72% of Empire residents speak only English, while 2.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.37% of the population.

Empire Language

Empire Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White385379.61%
Multiple331133.33%
Black1010100%
Native2150%

13.2%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.6%

Male Poverty Rate

13.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Empire

The race most likely to be in poverty in Empire is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Empire is White, with 9.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.4%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.03%.

Empire Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School23.76%
Some College12.68%
Less Than 9th Grade8.22%
Bachelors or Greater7.5%

Empire Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed14.52%
Male Employed3.77%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Empire Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Empire Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families-$85,044
Households$60,877$74,758
Married Families$111,583$-999,999,999
Non Families$32,500$46,985

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Empire Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.9%

Male Marriage Rate

52.9%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Empire Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Empire Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

30

Number of Veterans

30

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam25
First Gulf War4
Second Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Empire Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7421
35 to 544
75+3
55 to 642
18 to 340

Empire Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White308.31%

Empire Veterans by Race

Empire Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

26.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Empire Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70%

Labor Force Participation

68.4%

Employment Rate

2.4%

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

29.75%

Born in Empire

98.66%

Native Born

1.34%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

1.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.66% of Empire residents were born in the United States, with 29.75% having been born in Colorado. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Empire Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029301-4-1.31%
2028305-4-1.29%
2027309-5-1.59%
2026314-4-1.26%
2025318-4-1.24%
2024322-5-1.53%
2023327-7-2.1%
2022334-7-2.05%
202134110.29%
20203403511.48%
201930520.66%
2018303-1-0.33%
201730493.05%
201629541.37%
201529141.39%
201428741.41%
201328300%
201228320.71%
2011281-2-0.71%
201028300%

Empire Population by Year