For population 25 years and over in Empire:
For population 15 years and over in Empire village:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $924 (0.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (34.3 miles , pop. 334,563).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (291.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Stratton, OH (1.0 miles ), New Cumberland, WV (1.1 miles ), Toronto, OH (1.9 miles ), Wellsville, OH (2.6 miles ), Irondale, OH (2.6 miles ), Newell, WV (2.7 miles ), Weirton, WV (2.7 miles ), Chester, WV (2.8 miles ).
Latitude: 40.51 N, Longitude: 80.62 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 304
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -63 (-17.4%).
Work and jobs in Empire: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Empire, Ohio
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Empire-area historical tornado activity is near Ohio state average. It is 31% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/31/1985, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 52.4 miles away from the Empire village center killed 18 people and injured 310 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 5/31/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.9 miles away from the village center killed 9 people and injured 120 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Empire-area historical earthquake activity is below Ohio state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 68.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 80.5 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 99.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/12/2007 at 23:18:16, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 66.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/20/2006 at 20:11:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.2 miles away from Empire center
On 10/16/1993 at 06:30:05, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.6 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 Jefferson County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Mudslides: 2, Winds: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Don Sutherin - Football player.
Hospitals/medical centers near Empire:
Operable nuclear power plants near Empire:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Empire:
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 7.21. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.453. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0854. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 11.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 15.2%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Empire compared to Ohio state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Empire (based on Jefferson County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.86%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 21
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Number of full-service restaurants: 54
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Empire government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
Empire government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):
Empire government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):
Empire government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
3.52% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,600 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.43% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,790 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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Empire fatal accident list:
Dec 27, 1992 10:05 AM, 152, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total average daily traffic: 12,874
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,488
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:1
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:3
Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0114.01
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Businesses in Empire, OH