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Empire, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Empire Census Designated Place had a population of 1,000 as of July 1, 2018. 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 29.3877 and longitude -89.5973 in Plaquemines Parish. The formal boundaries for the Empire Census Designated Place 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.

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Empire, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,000
Population in Households 1,000
Population in Familes 804
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 192
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $44,549
Average Household Income $57,186
Per Capita Income $22,589


Total Housing Units 507 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 343 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (10.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 (22.1%)
Median Home Value $119,167
Average Home Value $179,592


Total Households 395
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 254
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.09% -0.24%
Households 0.12% -0.2%
Families -0.14% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.12%
Per Capita Income   1.68%

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, 2018 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 # 289 39th
Population Density # 388 18th
Diversity Index # 62 87th
Median Household Income # 175 63rd
Per Capita Income # 205 57th

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