Empire, Michigan

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Population in 2013: 376 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.5%
 
Males: 161  (43.0%)
Females: 215  (57.0%)
Median resident age:  61.1 years
Michigan median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 49630.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $49,857 (it was $39,722 in 2000)
Empire:

$49,857
MI:

$48,273

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $34,372 (it was $27,850 in 2000)

Empire village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $215,690 (it was $129,300 in 2000)
Empire:

$215,690
MI:

$117,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $596.

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  • Races in Empire, MI (2010)

    Empire races chart
    • 36998.4%White alone
    • 30.8%American Indian alone
    • 30.8%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Empire: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.6%), Irish (12.5%), English (11.9%), United States (11.4%), French (3.7%), Dutch (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 619 feet

Land area: 1.15 square miles.

Population density: 327 people per square mile   (very low).

Empire,MI real estate house value index trend

Empire, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Empire:

  • High school or higher: 98.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Empire village:

  • Never married: 15.9%
  • Now married: 58.6%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

3 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.8%
Michigan:

6.2%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Empire, Michigan as of August 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Empire to the number of sex offenders is 372 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,892 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,519 (1.1%)

Empire satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Green Bay, WI (98.4 miles , pop. 102,313).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (154.0 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (221.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Glen Arbor, MI (2.6 miles ), Honor, MI (3.2 miles ), Maple City, MI (3.2 miles ), Crystal Downs Country Club, MI (3.4 miles) , Lake Ann, MI (3.5 miles ), Beulah, MI (3.5 miles ), Cedar, MI (3.6 miles) , Hardwood Acres, MI (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 44.81 N, Longitude: 86.06 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 231

Empire household income distribution Empire home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.7%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +16 (+4.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Information (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (33%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Empire, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Empire, Michigan average temperatures Empire, Michigan average precipitation Empire, Michigan humidity Empire, Michigan wind speed Empire, Michigan snowfall Empire, Michigan sunshine Empire, Michigan clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Empire-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.0 miles away from the Empire village center killed 2 people and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/26/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.6 miles away from the village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Empire-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 331.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 366.4 miles away from Empire center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 307.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 272.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 157.0 miles away from Empire center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 330.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Leelanau County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Empire topographic map

Birthplace of: Liz Moeggenberg - Basketball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Empire:

  • MAPLE VALLEY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MAPLE CITY, MI)
  • MAPLES BENZIE CO MEDICAL CARE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; FRANKFORT, MI)
  • PAUL OLIVER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LTCU (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; FRANKFORT, MI)

Airports located in Empire:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Empire:

  • Northwestern Michigan College (about 24 miles; Traverse City, MI; Full-time enrollment: 3,276)
  • Ferris State University (about 83 miles; Big Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,238)
  • Mid Michigan Community College (about 87 miles; Harrison, MI; FT enrollment: 3,653)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 94 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 5,415)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 103 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 103 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)
  • Central Michigan University (about 106 miles; Mount Pleasant, MI; FT enrollment: 22,758)

Library in Empire:

  • GLEN LAKE COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $196,502; Location: 10115 WEST FRONT STREET; 18,000 books; 1,380 audio materials; 3,500 video materials; 45 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Empire: Empire Area Museum (A), Empire Volunteer Fire Department (B), Glen Lake Community Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Empire include: Empire United Methodist Church (A), Saint Philip Neri Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Empire Catholic Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: South Bar Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Empire include: Village Park (1), James R Johnson Park (2), North Empire Park (3), Empire Lumber County Historical Marker (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Leelanau 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 39.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

39.1
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 8.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.68
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Empire and their reported violations in the past:

EMPIRE, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 378, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUL-11-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-16-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-16-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-13-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-06-2007), St Boil Water Order (NOV-06-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-11-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-13-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-11-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 42 regular monitoring violations
SLBE GLEN HAVEN STORE DH17P (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
SLBE STOCKING PICNIC MTN DH13P (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
MAPLE LANE RESORT (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-08-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2013), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-22-2013), St Unresolved (JAN-06-2014), St Compliance achieved (JAN-27-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-12-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-12-2006), St Tech Assistance Visit (FEB-28-2006), St Unresolved (3 times from APR-01-2006 to DEC-29-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-26-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Empire that have no violations reported:

  • SLBE PLATTE RIVER CG PR1P (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • INDIGO BLUFFS WEST CAMPGROUND (Population served: 384, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SLBE DH DAY CAMPGROUND DH1P (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SLBE COAST GUARD STATION DH16P (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SCENIC DRIVE KIOSK (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SLBE PLATTE BAY PR14P (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LOON'S POINT CAMPGROUND (Population served: 98, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SLBE - LOON LAKE BOAT LAUNCH (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SLBE VILLAGE UTILITIES SM13P & SM14P (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SLBE VILLAGE UTILITIES NM1P (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.2%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  1.8 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  48.8%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  3.3%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Empire compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Empire (2011 data):

  • State Savings Bank, Frankfort, Mich.: Empire Branch at 11470 South Leelanau Highway, branch established on 2001/12/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $83.3 mil, Deposits: $69.0 mil, headquarters in Frankfort, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Central-State Bancorp, Inc.
  • The Huntington National Bank: Empire Branch at 10210 Front Street, branch established on 1961/06/28. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Michigan average:

11.0

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Empire village (based on Leelanau County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,8618
Mainline Protestant2,35511
Evangelical Protestant8647
Other72
None12,621-
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: 13
Leelanau County:

5.96 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Leelanau County:

2.75 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Leelanau County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
Here:

17.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.5%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Leelanau County:

29.5%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

21.2%
State:

13.4%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 2$911
Other Government Administration 1$2,316$27,79213$1,810
Streets and Highways 2$556$3,3360$0
Parks and Recreation 2$1,326$7,9560$0
Water Supply 2$1,479$8,8740$0
Other and Unallocable 2$4,007$24,0420$0
Totals for Government 9$9,684$12,91215$2,721

6.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($60,919 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
Michigan average:

5.09%

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 Grand Traverse County, MI  2.01% ($38,620 average AGI)
from Kent County, MI  0.31% ($63,179)
from Oakland County, MI  0.24% ($68,091)


8.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,908 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.17%
Michigan average:

5.58%

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 Grand Traverse County, MI  3.73% ($32,524 average AGI)
to Benzie County, MI  0.42% ($30,026)
to Kent County, MI  0.24% ($35,591)

Strongest AM radio stations in Empire:

  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCCW (1310 AM; 15 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJML (1110 AM; 10 kW; PETOSKEY, MI)
  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WMKT (1270 AM; 5 kW; CHARLEVOIX, MI; Owner: MACDONALD GARBER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKJF (1370 AM; 5 kW; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: WKJF RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Empire:

  • WGFN (98.1 FM; GLEN ARBOR, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WJZJ (95.5 FM; GLEN ARBOR, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WFCX (94.3 FM; LELAND, MI; Owner: NORTHERN MICHIGAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WICA (91.5 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS)
  • WLDR-FM (101.9 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WNMC-FM (90.7 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE)
  • W201CM (88.1 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WTCM-FM (103.5 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WLJN-FM (89.9 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: GOOD NEWS MEDIA, INC.)
  • WCCW-FM (107.5 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)
  • WBNZ (99.3 FM; FRANKFORT, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKVK (100.7 FM; HONOR, MI; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WIAA (88.7 FM; INTERLOCHEN, MI; Owner: INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS)
  • WOUF (92.1 FM; BEULAH, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Empire:

  • W68DD (Channel 68; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W62CQ (Channel 62; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W36BZ (Channel 36; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W25CU (Channel 25; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: EDWARD J. HESS AND/OR MADGE E. HESS)
  • WPBN-TV (Channel 7; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WPBN/WTOM LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • W56DF (Channel 56; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W15BM (Channel 15; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W34CE (Channel 34; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W48CC (Channel 48; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52CP (Channel 52; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W58CN (Channel 58; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W66CX (Channel 66; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WGTU (Channel 29; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: SCANLAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCMV (Channel 27; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • W54CR (Channel 54; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: ROCKFLEET BROADCASTING II, LLC)

Empire fatal accident list:

Aug 26, 1987 10:22 PM, Lacore, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Empire)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 12425 Wilco Rd Empire Afb (Lat: 44.820000 Lon: -86.053139), Call Sign: KJI902, Licensee ID: L00001365
    Assigned Frequencies: 42.4800 MHz, 42.5800 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/09/1997, Expiration Date: 02/12/2003, Cancellation Date: 08/23/2002
    Registrant: State Of Michigan, 714 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
  • 11217 Benzonia (Lat: 44.821111 Lon: -85.996472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 123 m, Call Sign: WPRH359
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.965 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/16/2005, Expiration Date: 09/21/2015, Certifier: Kathy Fordyce
    Registrant: Radio North, 2682 Garfield Rd North Suite 22, Traverse City, MI 49686, Phone: (231) 326-5250, Fax: (231) 929-4580
  • Empire Lookout (Lat: 44.820556 Lon: -85.990639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 63 m, Overall height: 72 m, Call Sign: WPQD478
    Assigned Frequencies: 866.012 MHz, 866.387 MHz, 866.887 MHz, 867.387 MHz, 868.887 MHz, 851.012 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/15/2005, Expiration Date: 06/01/2015, Certifier: Harry Warner
    Registrant: State Of Michigan, 4000 Collins Rd, Lansing, MI 48909-8131, Phone: (517) 336-2634, Fax: (517) 336-6222, Email:
  • Cherry Farm Fredrickson Road (Lat: 44.809167 Lon: -86.025556), Type: Upole, Structure height: 10 m, Overall height: 13 m, Call Sign: WQJH905
    Assigned Frequencies: 1.61000 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/16/2008, Expiration Date: 09/16/2018, Certifier: Robert A Kuras
    Registrant: Information Station Specialists, Zeelandq, MI 49464, Phone: (616) 772-2300, Email:
  • Lat: 44.808444 Lon: -85.992667, Call Sign: WQKL500
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.750 MHz, 160.080 MHz, 160.125 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/06/2009, Expiration Date: 07/06/2019, Certifier: James R Teppo
    Registrant: Tele-Rad, Inc., 511 East 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423, Phone: (231) 590-6338, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Empire, Empire Lookout (Lat: 44.820556 Lon: -85.990556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 62.5 m, Overall height: 71.6 m, Call Sign: WPQL924
    Assigned Frequencies: 6585.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/19/2010, Expiration Date: 06/02/2020, Certifier: Harry Warner
    Registrant: State Of Michigan, 4000 Collins Rd, Lansing, MI 48909-8131, Phone: (517) 336-2634, Fax: (517) 336-6222, Email:
  • QJA, Wilco Rd, 0.68 Mi Se Of (Lat: 44.801889 Lon: -86.051611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 22.9 m, Call Sign: WQFE358
    Assigned Frequencies: 10621.2 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/26/2006, Expiration Date: 06/26/2016, Certifier: Mike Mead
    Registrant: Harris Corporation - Microwave Communications Division, 637 Davis Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560, Phone: (919) 767-3250, Fax: (919) 767-3231, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6169Y , Serial Number: 27-3317, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 06/08/1966
    Registrant (Corporation): Wiesen Enterprises Ltd, 11015 W Front St, Empire, MI 49630
  • Aircraft: DESTINY POWERED PARACHUTES LLC DESTINY 2000 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 7082W , Serial Number: 1C0268
    Registrant (Individual): David A Kaminsky, 7581 E Empire Hwy, Empire, MI 49630
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/16/2004, Exported to: Australia

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1
Most common first names in Empire, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George1378.8 years
John1178.0 years
William1077.3 years
Mary882.1 years
Charles776.4 years
James770.4 years
Donald661.4 years
Frank676.5 years
Richard674.7 years
Robert670.8 years
Most common last names in Empire, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller1078.1 years
Johnson677.7 years
Deering581.6 years
Grattopp482.0 years
Aylsworth476.7 years
Barber482.8 years
Harriger482.5 years
Mead476.5 years
Zeigler468.0 years
Heidel364.0 years
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