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Empire is a township in McPherson County, in the McPherson metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Empire. For links to other places called Empire, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Empire is 38.391N. The longitude is -97.537W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,552 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,178.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Empire demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McPherson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 67443 ZIP code.
34% of Empire residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Empire ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Empire was $16,760, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Empire residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Empire, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $290. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $776.
McPherson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Empire political report.
The average commute time for Empire workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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