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Empire, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Empire Census Designated Place had a population of 1,010 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Empire, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,010
Daytime Population: Workers 617
Daytime Population: Residents 575
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,192
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 1,010
Population in Familes 808
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 194
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $45,520
Average Household Income $59,999
Per Capita Income $23,822


Total Housing Units 515 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 341 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (11.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 (22.1%)
Median Home Value $108,673
Average Home Value $158,944


Total Households 401
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 258
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.23% 0.1%
Households 0.35% 0.15%
Families 0.05% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

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, 2017 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 # 285 40th
Population Density # 386 19th
Diversity Index # 62 87th
Median Household Income # 168 65th
Per Capita Income # 166 65th

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