Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Birmingham, AL (24.2 miles , pop. 242,820).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (555.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Sipsey, AL (2.1 miles ), Sumiton, AL (2.5 miles ), Robbins Crossroads, AL (2.6 miles) , Dora, AL (2.9 miles ), Colony, AL (3.2 miles ), Smoke Rise, AL (3.3 miles ), Warrior, AL (3.4 miles ), Cordova, AL (3.4 miles ).
Latitude: 33.83 N, Longitude: 87.01 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 205
Unemployment in July 2013:
Work and jobs in Empire: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Empire, Alabama
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Empire-area historical tornado activity is above Alabama state average. It is 302% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/8/1998, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 19.3 miles away from the Empire place center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.
On 4/4/1977, a category F5 tornado 22.2 miles away from the place center killed 22 people and injured 130 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Empire-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alabama state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 32.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 91.2 miles away from Empire center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 48.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 30.6 miles away from Empire center
On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 32.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Walker County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Dan Bankhead - Baseball player.
Hospitals/medical centers near Empire:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Empire:
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.492. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 22.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 22.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.6 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.
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Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Empire compared to Alabama state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Empire CCD (based on Walker County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.71%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 17
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 44
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.08% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,292 average adjusted gross income)
0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($219 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.96% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,618 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Empire)
Empire on our top lists:
Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.