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Empire, Michigan

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Welcome to Empire ...

The village of Empire is located in Leelanau County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Empire has a population of 375 people<1> (see below for details).

Empire is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Empire lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Empire (for example, toward Jacksonport (WI)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Empire is located in the (231) area code.

The ZIP code for Empire: 49630<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Empire had a population of 375 people. This makes Empire the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 375 people, the population of Empire has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (that had a count of 378 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Empire had an population of 375 people (or a decrease of 0.79% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Empire.

Communities near Empire ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2016
Benzonia   [Map]   500   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Beulah   [Map]   337   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Elberta   [Map]   371   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Frankfort   [Map]   1,290   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Glen Arbor   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Glen Haven - Historic   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Empire.

Communities Also Named Empire ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 34 communities that are also named Empire - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (4), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada (3), North Carolina (2), Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and West Virginia (3).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Empire.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Empire. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Empire. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Empire.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Empire:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Empire ...

Looking for more information about Empire? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Empire, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Empire.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Empire. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Leelanau County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Empire.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Empire - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Empire). 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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Empire. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, 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: 44.8123, Longitude: -86.0594     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Empire have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Empire.