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Census Data for Empire ...

As far as we can tell, Empire has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

While we don't have census information for Empire, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2016<1>
Population
DirectionDistance<2>
 Birmingham212,157   SE   23 miles [37 km]
 Vestavia Hills34,688   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 Homewood25,613   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]

Walker County ...

Empire is located in Walker County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Walker County.

Population Rings for Empire ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Empire and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Empire. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<3> We don't have the population of Empire, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
    Communities    
2016
    Population    
Change
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]32,831-4.26%
10 mi   [16 km]712,090-2.64%
15 mi   [24 km]1752,806+0.39%
20 mi   [32 km]2673,184+0.99%
25 mi   [40 km]37322,545+0.12%
30 mi   [48 km]57513,424+0.51%

Miscellaneous Information for Empire ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Walker County or the community of Empire:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Empire:

GNIS ID for Empire: 117987

GNIS ID for Walker County: 161589

GNIS ID for Alabama: 1779775

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 01 (Alabama)

County Code: 127 (Walker County)

Place Code: 23920 (Empire)

State & County Code: 01/127 (Alabama / Walker County)

State & Place Code: 01/23920 (Alabama / Empire)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Empire is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).

The US Postal Service ZIP Code ...

While some people have used a ZIP code to identify a community, the purpose of the ZIP code was to make mail delivery more efficient by grouping addresses together. Although the ZIP Code doesn't specifically identify a community like Empire, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Empire. It's important to remember that the boundaries of a ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned or overlapped with other ZIP Codes.

The ZIP code for Empire: 35063<4>

Census ZCTA Codes ...

The US Census Bureau created statistical entities that they call ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and these ZCTAs are frequently confused with the ZIP codes that come from the US Postal Service (USPS).

ZCTAs were first created for the 2000 Census and at that time, they were based upon the USPS ZIP codes. While largely covering the same areas, the boundaries of a ZCTA do not necessarily match the boundaries of a postal ZIP code with the same number. For example, while a postal ZIP code can cross a county or state line, a Census ZCTA can not. They should be treated as separate entities with no correlation between them.

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Empire.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)


Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Empire. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Empire. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Empire) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Empire. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Empire

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Empire. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8084, Longitude: -87.0106     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Empire have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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<4>When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Empire or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Empire.