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Empire, Ohio
Village
Empire Municipal Building
Empire Municipal Building
Location of Empire, Ohio
Location of Empire, Ohio
Location of Empire in Jefferson County
Location of Empire in Jefferson County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Jefferson
Township Knox
Area
 • Total 0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)
 • Land 0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 682 ft (208 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 299
 • Estimate (2012) 290
 • Density 996.7/sq mi (384.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43926
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-25368
GNIS feature ID 1064622

Empire is a village in Jefferson County, Ohio, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 299 at the 2010 census. It is part of the WeirtonSteubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

A post office called Empire has been in operation since 1886. Empire was incorporated as a village in 1897.

Geography

Empire is located at 40°30′39″N 80°37′24″W / 40.51083°N 80.62333°W / 40.51083; -80.62333 (40.510729, -80.623446).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.30 square miles (0.78 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 441
1900 509 15.4%
1910 509 0.0%
1920 491 −3.5%
1930 703 43.2%
1940 618 −12.1%
1950 610 −1.3%
1960 551 −9.7%
1970 491 −10.9%
1980 484 −1.4%
1990 364 −24.8%
2000 300 −17.6%
2010 299 −0.3%
Est. 2015 283 −5.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 299 people, 119 households, and 82 families residing in the village. The population density was 996.7 inhabitants per square mile (384.8/km2). There were 139 housing units at an average density of 463.3 per square mile (178.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.6% White, 2.7% African American, 2.0% Native American, and 0.7% from two or more races.

There were 119 households of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.1% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the village was 36.7 years. 25.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.1% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 9.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 300 people, 124 households, and 86 families residing in the village. The population density was 913.1 people per square mile (351.0/km²). There were 139 housing units at an average density of 423.1 per square mile (162.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.00% White, 1.00% African American, 0.67% Native American, 0.67% Pacific Islander, and 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.33% of the population.

There were 124 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 18.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the village, the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $21,442, and the median income for a family was $24,250. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $16,786 for females. The per capita income for the village was $11,667. About 16.5% of families and 16.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 9.5% of those sixty five or over.

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