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The Empire Census Designated Place had a population of 374 as of July 1, 2016. Empire ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Empire is located at latitude 32.3371 and longitude -83.283 in Dodge County. The formal boundaries for the Empire Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Dodge County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 381 feet.

The Empire Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2587034) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Empire Census Designated Place is located within Chester Division of Dodge County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Empire population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Empire, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 374
Population in Households 374
Population in Familes 308
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 163
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 171
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 115
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 224 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 125 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (23.7%)
Median Home Value $86,029
Average Home Value $107,200


Median Household Income $46,551
Average Household Income $62,802
Per Capita Income $27,470
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.79% -0.49%
Households -0.55% -0.47%
Families 0.71% -0.53%
Median Household Income   3.66%
Per Capita Income   2.51%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Empire, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Empire to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 493 21st
Population Density1 # 543 13th
Diversity Index2 # 535 15th
Median Household Income # 168 73rd
Per Capita Income # 76 88th

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