Empire, Minnesota Population 2024

3,066

Empire is a city located in Dakota County Minnesota. Empire has a 2024 population of 3,066. Empire is currently declining at a rate of -0.94% annually and its population has decreased by -3.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,170 in 2020.

The average household income in Empire is $149,720 with a poverty rate of 1.45%. The median age in Empire is 36.5 years: 36.4 years for males, and 36.9 years for females.

Empire Demographics

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

  • White: 98.17%
  • Two or more races: 0.9%
  • Asian: 0.64%
  • Black or African American: 0.29%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
30.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
100.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.28% (-104)
The current population of Empire, Minnesota is 3,066 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,170.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,05298.17%
Two or more races280.9%
Asian200.64%
Black or African American90.29%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Empire Population by Race

Empire Population Pyramid 2024

Empire Median Age

36.5

Total

36.4

Male

36.9

Female

Empire Adults

There are 2,172 adults, (360 of whom are seniors) in Empire.

Empire Age Dependency

71.6

Age Dependency Ratio

19.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Empire Sex Ratio

Female1,47647.48%
Male1,63352.52%

Empire Population by Age

Empire Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0432.9792.57.5
Married8103.2696.53.5
Non Family1511.3879.520.5
Male563.1166.133.9
Female262.921000

3.2

Average Family Size

2.97

Average Household Size

92.5%

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 Grade261.29%
Associates Degree28714.22%
Bachelors Degree52125.82%
Graduate Degree23811.79%
High School Graduate50424.98%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College44221.9%

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
White1,9761,951743
2+ Races23237
Hispanic13130
Asian1099
Black990

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 90%.

Empire Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$80,000$95,385$73,167
Graduate Degree$105,250$113,000$95,208
High School Graduate$60,347$80,893$53,393
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$75,000$88,565$58,750
Some College$64,728$71,250$49,904

$75,000

Average Earnings

$88,565

Average Male

$58,750

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

99.03% of Empire residents speak only English, while 0.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.59% of the population.

Empire Language

Empire Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,044451.48%

1.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.28%

Male Poverty Rate

0.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Empire

The race most likely to be in poverty in Empire is White, with 1.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Empire is White, with 1.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.44%.

Empire Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade7.69%
High School5.95%
Bachelors or Greater0.13%
Some College0%

Empire Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
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$151,268$155,532
Households$148,375$149,720
Married Families$152,917$-999,999,999
Non Families$61,719$73,856

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Empire Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

69.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.4%

Male Marriage Rate

75.0%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Empire Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Empire Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

120

Number of Veterans

120

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War43
Vietnam35
Second Gulf War31
World War II5
Korea0

Empire Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5443
65 to 7425
18 to 3418
75+18
55 to 6416

Empire Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1205.66%

Empire Veterans by Race

Empire Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.5%

Veteran Disability Rate

Empire Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

78.9%

Labor Force Participation

78.2%

Employment Rate

0.7%

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

80.15%

Born in Empire

99.1%

Native Born

0.9%

Foreign Born

0.55%

Non Citizen

0.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.1% of Empire residents were born in the United States, with 80.15% having been born in Minnesota. 0.55% 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
20292,921-29-0.98%
20282,950-29-0.97%
20272,979-29-0.96%
20263,008-29-0.95%
20253,037-29-0.95%
20243,066-29-0.94%
20233,095-29-0.93%
20223,124-29-0.92%
20213,153-17-0.54%
20203,170832.69%
20193,08750.16%
20183,082481.58%
20173,0341073.66%
20162,9271435.14%
20152,784511.87%
20142,7331043.96%
20132,629783.06%
20122,551471.88%
20112,504351.42%
20102,46900%

Empire Population by Year