Income/capita 7%
Household income 30%
Unemployment 15%
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Income per capita$27,756$33,230$29,829
Median household income$38,750$62,520$55,322
Median income owner occupied$63,750$79,776$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,333$39,538$35,192
Median earnings male$40,278$40,003$36,919
Median earnings female$22,344$27,854$26,250
Unemployment rate4.0%4.0%4.7%
Poverty level13.6%12.2%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Empire is 7% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Empire is 30% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Empire is 15% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Empire is 10% lower than the national average

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      Empire median earnings by income bracket

      Empire employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.0%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector0.0%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services2.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services16.0%4.5%
      Public administration4.0%4.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.0%9.1%
      Education, health & social services1.0%3.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Upper Bear Creek, CO1,227$121,103118.9%
      St. Mary's, CO329$97,88576.9%
      Winter Park, CO585$80,26845.1%
      Bonanza Mountain Estates, CO167$80,03744.7%
      Floyd Hill, CO1,063$77,75040.5%
      Empire, CO301$38,75030.0%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Hodges, AL301$32,08342.0%
      Sand City, CA301$45,00018.7%
      Trilby, FL301$28,80447.9%
      Alta Vista, IA301$40,90926.1%
      Frederika, IA301$44,21920.1%
      Empire, CO301$38,75030.0%
      Source: The Empire, CO employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).