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Empire township, KS map Land area: 66.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 5.6 sq. mi.
Population: 174 (all rural)
Males: 93  (53.4%)
Females: 81  (46.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 174 (160 owner occupied, 14 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

8%
State:

31%


Races in Empire township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.3%

Median age of males: 47.0
Median age of females: 45.2

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Average household size: 1.93

Empire township:

1.9 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.57

Estimated median household income in 2009: $31,318 ($26,607 in 1999)
This township:

$31,318
Kansas:

$47,817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $0
Here:

$0
State:

$515

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $106,050 (it was $70,500 in 2000)
Empire township:

$106,050
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,131 - $134,707

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $118,978
Here:

$118,978
State:

$156,894

Mobile homes: $78,305
Here:

$78,305
State:

$34,057
Population density: 3 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

2.9%
Whole state:

9.9%

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

0.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Empire township: Kanopolis State Park Sandyshore Campground (A), Kanopolis State Park Rockwall Campground (B), Rockin' K Horse Campground at Kanapolis State Park (C), Kanopolis State Park Eagle Point Campground (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Buckeye Cemetery (1), Scates Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Kanopolis Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Bluff Creek (A), Thompson Creek (B), Sand Creek (C), Alum Creek (D), Clear Creek (E), Skunk Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Empire township include: Yankee Run Point Public Use Area (1), Boldt Bluff Public Use Area (2), Venango Public Use Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

53% of Empire township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 9% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 100% lived in Kansas.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 170
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 0
  • South: 35
  • West: 0

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $13,800

Empire township, Kansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 244
  • Mobile homes: 90

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,500


Housing units in Empire township with a mortgage: 28 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 37

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 38
  • 1990 to 1994: 29
  • 1980 to 1989: 72
  • 1970 to 1979: 65
  • 1960 to 1969: 47
  • 1950 to 1959: 39
  • 1940 to 1949: 0
  • 1939 or earlier: 44

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Empire township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 14
  • 4 rooms: 28
  • 5 rooms: 7
  • 6 rooms: 16
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 14
  • 9 or more rooms: 7

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Empire township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 0
  • 6 rooms: 6
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Empire township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 28
  • 2 bedrooms: 14
  • 3 bedrooms: 30
  • 4 bedrooms: 14
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Empire township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 0
  • 3 bedrooms: 6
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Empire township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 14
  • 2 vehicles: 41
  • 3 vehicles: 24
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 7

Cars and other vehicles available in Empire township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 0
  • 2 vehicles: 0
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Empire township:

  • German (54.7%)
  • United States or American (12.8%)
  • Czech (10.6%)
  • Irish (7.3%)
  • Danish (5.0%)
  • Swedish (5.0%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4.5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 83 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 16 (16%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (67%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Other fuel (8%)

97.0% of residents of Empire township speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 205
  • In family households: 173 (56 male householders, 9 female householders)
    69 spouses, 39 children (39 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 32 (26 male householders (26 living alone)), 6 female householders (6 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 41 2-persons, 12 3-persons, 12 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 32 1-person,

24 married couples with children.
5 single-parent households (0 men, 5 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

11.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Empire township:

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