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Median resident age:  35.1 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip code: 35063

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,250 (it was $25,718 in 2000)
Empire:

$31,250
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,909

Empire CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $65,175 (it was $44,300 in 2000)
Empire:

$65,175
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $75,075; Detached houses: $96,997; Townhouses or other attached units: $53,070; Mobile homes: $54,921

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Empire races chart
  • White alone - 2,508 (96.7%)
  • Black alone - 61 (2.4%)
  • Two or more races - 14 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.2%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.1%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Empire: 125.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 505 feet




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According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Empire, Alabama as of October 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Empire to the number of sex offenders is 315 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Empire CCD:  0.4% ($199)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)
Empire satellite photo by USGS

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

Empire household income distribution Empire home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Alabama:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Repair and maintenance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Apparel (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Pharmacies and drug stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Extraction workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Secondary school teachers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

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:

  • SOUTHEAST HOSPICE NETWORK, LLC (Hospital, about 9 miles away; JASPER, AL)
  • CORDOVA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CORDOVA, AL)
  • RCG WALKER (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; JASPER, AL)

Political contributions by individuals in Empire, AL

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Empire:

  • Bevill State Community College (about 15 miles; Jasper, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,544)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 22 miles; Hanceville, AL; FT enrollment: 3,575)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 22 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 3,273)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 25 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 11,648)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 28 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 4,160)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 28 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 2,542)
  • Samford University (about 29 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 4,154)

Private elementary/middle school in Empire:

  • RECLAMATION RANCH ACADEMY (Students: 16; Location: PO BOX 150; Grades: 8 - 11; Girls only)

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Notable locations in Empire: Gravlee Junction (A), Empire Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Empire include: Mount Hope Church (A), Rices Chapel (B), New Canaan Church (C), Phillips Church (D), Union Grove Baptist Church (E), Empire Church (F), Owens Chapel Church (G), Little Vine Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: New Canaan Cemetery (1), Phillips Cemetery (2), Mauldin Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Little Creek Mine Lake (A), Lake Grey (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Pinhook Creek (A), No Business Creek (B), Mullen Branch (C), Sloan Creek (D), Little Creek (E), Leeth Creek (F), Jim Light Branch (G), Dorsey Creek (H), Clark Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Empire: Hollow Hills Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Walker County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.5. This is about average.
City:

33.5
U.S.:

32.0
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.
City:

0.492
U.S.:

0.334
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 22.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

22.9
U.S.:

28.3
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.
City:

22.5
U.S.:

22.1
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.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.6


Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.1%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.0%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

16.4%
Whole state:

16.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

10.1%
Whole state:

7.3%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Empire, AL

Empire compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (49%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (40%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Empire CCD (based on Walker County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.71%
Here61.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchNational Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents57.8%11.7%10.3%7.9%2.6%
Congregations33.8%10.4%21.2%12.2%3.6%
NameChurch of the NazareneCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.3%2.3%1.9%0.8%2.4%
Congregations3.6%0.5%3.6%0.5%10.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
Walker County:

2.48 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Walker County:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 44
Walker County:

6.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Here:

5.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.9%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Walker County:

32.4%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.5%
State:

13.5%

5.08% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,292 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.08%
Alabama average:

6.81%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($219 average AGI)
Walker County:

0.05%
Alabama average:

0.14%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Jefferson County, AL  1.44% ($34,945 average AGI)
from Winston County, AL  0.38% ($30,866)
from Marion County, AL  0.15% ($29,909)


4.96% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,618 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
Alabama average:

6.16%

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:
to Jefferson County, AL  1.46% ($36,735 average AGI)
to Winston County, AL  0.41% ($27,886)
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.23% ($32,857)

Strongest AM radio stations in Empire:

  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WCOC (1010 AM; 5 kW; DORA, AL; Owner: AZTECA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRJS (1320 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WYDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WMCJ (1460 AM; 5 kW; CULLMAN, AL)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WLPH (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; IRONDALE, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)

Strongest FM radio stations in Empire:

  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQOP-FM (92.5 FM; DORA, AL; Owner: QUEEN OF PEACE RADIO, INC.)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFFN (95.3 FM; CORDOVA, AL; Owner: NEW CENTURY RADIO, INC.)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WENN (105.9 FM; TRUSSVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBFR (89.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • W281AB (104.1 FM; MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Empire:

  • W23AK (Channel 23; JASPER, AL; Owner: WMTY, INC.)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)
  • W55BJ (Channel 55; JASPER, AL; Owner: COMBS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W66CN (Channel 66; JASPER, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBXA-CA (Channel 2; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W27CM (Channel 27; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W46DK (Channel 46; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBMA-LP (Channel 58; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Diana Joseph, Hill Rd (Lat: 33.805250 Lon: -87.001889), Type: 91.4, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG
  • Stephanie I Jones, Hill Rd (Lat: 33.805250 Lon: -87.001889), Type: 91.4, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Empire)


Empire on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Social scientists and related workers"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Motor vehicle and parts dealers"
  • #64 (35063) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking English at home (pop 1,000+)"
  • #92 (35063) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States or American first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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