Empire City, Oklahoma

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Population in 2014: 922 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +25.6%
Males: 488  (52.9%)
Females: 434  (47.1%)
Median resident age:  41.7 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 73533.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $61,742 (it was $39,722 in 2000)
Empire City:

$61,742
OK:

$49,176

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,421 (it was $17,190 in 2000)

Empire City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $111,057 (it was $70,500 in 2000)
Empire City:

$111,057
OK:

$132,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $136,066; Detached houses: $140,341; Townhouses or other attached units: $134,011; Mobile homes: $79,753; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $6,696

Median gross rent in 2016: $790.

  • Races in Empire City, OK (2016)

    Empire City races chart
    • 87784.2%White alone
    • 605.8%Hispanic
    • 575.5%Two or more races
    • 272.6%American Indian alone
    • 101.0%Black alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone

Races in Empire City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Empire City: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (16.0%), Irish (10.5%), German (9.3%), English (7.6%), European (6.1%), Portuguese (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1060 feet

Land area: 10.8 square miles.

Population density: 85 people per square mile   (very low).

Empire City,OK real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Empire City:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Empire City town:

  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 67.2%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.4%
Oklahoma:

5.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $896 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $681 (0.7%)

Empire City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawton, OK (23.9 miles , pop. 92,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (76.0 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (135.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Duncan, OK (2.5 miles ), Comanche, OK (2.8 miles ), Central High, OK (3.3 miles ), Marlow, OK (3.6 miles ), Addington, OK (4.0 miles) , Bray, OK (4.0 miles ), Southeast Comanche, OK (4.1 miles ), Hastings, OK (4.1 miles) .

Latitude: 34.46 N, Longitude: 98.04 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 580

Empire City household income distribution Empire City home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.6%
Oklahoma:

4.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -75 (-9.3%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (23%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)

Work and jobs in Empire City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Empire City, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Empire City-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 174% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/10/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.9 miles away from the Empire City town center killed 42 people and injured 1740 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1957, a category F4 tornado 21.9 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Empire City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 185.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.3 miles away from Empire City center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 30.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 33.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/15/1990 at 11:44:41, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 32.7 miles away from Empire City center
On 2/8/2002 at 16:07:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 25.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Stephens County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 10, Winter Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Fires: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Empire City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Empire City:

  • DAVITA - DUNCAN (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; DUNCAN, OK)
  • DUNCAN REGIONAL HOSPITAL, INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; DUNCAN, OK)
  • WILKINS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DUNCAN, OK)
  • CHISHOLM TRAIL HOSPICE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; DUNCAN, OK)
  • AUTUMN LIGHT HOSPICE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; DUNCAN, OK)
  • LAHEYS NH (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DUNCAN, OK)
  • DUNCAN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DUNCAN, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Empire City:

  • Cameron University (about 25 miles; Lawton, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,695)
  • Midwestern State University (about 49 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,901)
  • University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus (about 62 miles; Norman, OK; FT enrollment: 22,496)
  • Mid-America Christian University (about 67 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 2,869)
  • Oklahoma City Community College (about 70 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 8,904)
  • Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (about 75 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 4,784)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 76 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)

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Notable location: Empire City Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Empire City include: Banner Church (A), Fair Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Grove Cemetery (1), Comanche Cemetery (2), Rock Creek Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Oknoname 137089 Reservoir (A), Oknoname 137090 Reservoir (B), Oknoname 137009 Reservoir (C), Oknoname 137014 Reservoir (D), Oknoname 137016 Reservoir (E), Oknoname 137017 Reservoir (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Stage Stand Creek (A), Rock Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Stephens County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 82.5. This is about average.

City:

82.5
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2004 was 0.314. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.314
U.S.:

0.293

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 35.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 9.27. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.27
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 13.4%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.0% for Black residents, 45.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.8 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  84.9%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.5%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Oklahoma average:

11.1

Empire City travel time to work - commute Empire City mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Empire City town (based on Stephens County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant23,75884
Mainline Protestant4,26811
Catholic6442
Other4832
Black Protestant1602
None15,735-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Stephens County:

1.85 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Stephens County:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Stephens County:

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
Here:

7.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.5%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Stephens County:

30.5%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.9%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.2%
Oklahoma:

44.2%

Average BMI:
Empire City:

29.1
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.6%
Oklahoma:

21.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Empire City:

10.5%
Oklahoma:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Empire City:

6.8
Oklahoma:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.0%
Oklahoma:

33.8%

General health condition:
Empire City:

56.1%
Oklahoma:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Empire City:

77.3%
Oklahoma:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Empire City, OK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

Empire City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $21,000 ($22.78)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $12,000 ($13.02)

Empire City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $10,000 ($10.85)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $22,000 ($23.86)
    Highways: $6,000 ($6.51)
    General Support: $2,000 ($2.17)

Empire City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $38,000 ($41.21)

6.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,219 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Oklahoma average:

7.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Comanche County, OK  0.68% ($36,394 average AGI)
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.44% ($32,359)
from Grady County, OK  0.36% ($38,481)


6.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,640 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Oklahoma average:

7.24%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Comanche County, OK  0.60% ($33,830 average AGI)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.59% ($31,558)
to Grady County, OK  0.38% ($41,782)

Strongest AM radio stations in Empire City:

  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KPNS (1350 AM; 0 kW; DUNCAN, OK; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING OF SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KJON (850 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ANADARKO, OK; Owner: CARROLLTON BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, LP)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KWFS (1290 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPTK (1380 AM; 1 kW; LAWTON, OK; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING OF SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Empire City:

  • KKEN (97.1 FM; DUNCAN, OK; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING OF SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • KNIN-FM (92.9 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDDQ (105.3 FM; COMANCHE, OK; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING OF SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • KFXI (92.1 FM; MARLOW, OK; Owner: DFWU, INC.)
  • KSYY (105.3 FM; KINGFISHER, OK; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCCU (89.3 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: CAMERON UNIVERSITY)
  • KJRF (91.1 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: THE CHRISTIAN CENTER INC)
  • KWRD-FM (100.7 FM; HIGHLAND VILLAGE, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KKNG-FM (93.3 FM; NEWCASTLE, OK; Owner: TYLER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KZCD (94.1 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLAW (101.3 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVRW (107.3 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: PAT-TOWER, INC.)
  • KBZQ (99.5 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: WILLIAM R. FRITSCH, JR.)
  • K205DQ (88.9 FM; DUNCAN, OK; Owner: LAWTON EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING SERVICES)

TV broadcast stations around Empire City:

  • KSWO-TV (Channel 7; LAWTON, OK; Owner: KSWO TELEVISION COMPANY, INC.)
  • KJTL (Channel 18; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K54BB (Channel 54; DUNCAN, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • K38GL (Channel 38; LAWTON, OK; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K53DS (Channel 53; LAWTON, OK; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 56m184ftTotal length
  • $8,921,000Total costs
  • 3,572Total average daily traffic
  • 432Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,715Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 31940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 72010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Empire City, OK

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (82%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Wood (1%)

Empire City compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
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