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Empire is a village in Leelanau County, in the Traverse City metro area.

The community was named after a ship that had become icebound in the harbor
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Empire. For links to other places called Empire, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Empire is 44.811N. The longitude is -86.06W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 610 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 379.


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Median household income
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$39,722
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Empire demographic reports
Empire is on Lake Michigan
Nearby parks & recreation: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Historic sites and museums: Empire Area Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Empire demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Leelanau County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49630 ZIP code.

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20% of Empire residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Empire ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Empire was $27,850, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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30% of Empire residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Empire, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $432.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $925.


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Libraries in Empire include Glen Lake Community Library ... View libraries

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Leelanau County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Empire political report.

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The average commute time for Empire workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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