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Empire is a township in Dakota County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Empire. For links to other places called Empire, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Empire is 44.671N. The longitude is -93.085W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 869 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,638.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Empire demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dakota 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 55024 ZIP code.
29% of Empire residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $21,802, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Empire residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Empire, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $696. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,254.
Dakota County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Empire political report.
The average commute time for Empire workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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