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Empire, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Empire Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Plaquemines Parish at latitude 29.4452 and longitude -89.6144. Plaquemines Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The formal official name is the Empire Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Empire, Louisiana.

The U5 Census Class Code for Empire indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Empire Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.22 sq. miles and a water area of 2.4 sq. miles.

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Empire, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,122
Population in Households 1,122
Population in Familes 901
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 215
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 450
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 292
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 577 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 387 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (10.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 (22.0%)
Median Home Value $55,526
Average Home Value $94,121


Median Household Income $44,718
Average Household Income $56,264
Per Capita Income $22,566
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.92% 1.79%
Households 3.36% 1.92%
Families 3.05% 1.78%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Empire to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 264 44th
Population Density1 # 374 21st
Diversity Index2 # 87 82nd
Median Household Income # 157 67th
Per Capita Income # 154 68th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.