Empire, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Empire, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Empire Census Designated Place had a population of 1,197 as of July 1, 2016. Empire ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Empire is located at latitude 29.4452 and longitude -89.6144 in Plaquemines Parish. 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. Plaquemines Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Empire Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402454) 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.

The Empire Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Plaquemines Parish.

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, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,197
Population in Households 1,197
Population in Familes 961
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 229
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 477
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 309
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 613 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 404 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (11.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 (22.2%)
Median Home Value $101,695
Average Home Value $152,413


Median Household Income $44,341
Average Household Income $56,448
Per Capita Income $22,495
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.03% 1.8%
Households 3.23% 1.9%
Families 2.99% 1.75%
Median Household Income   0.94%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
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 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana 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 # 261 45th
Population Density1 # 368 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 77 84th
Median Household Income # 170 64th
Per Capita Income # 192 60th

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