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Empire is a town in Clear Creek County, in the Denver-Aurora metro area.
Prospectors from New York named the community for the Empire State
The latitude of Empire is 39.761N. The longitude is -105.683W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 8,615 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 357.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Empire demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clear Creek 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 80438 ZIP code.
19% of Empire residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $20,417, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% 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 $422. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $914.
Clear Creek County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Empire political report.
The average commute time for Empire workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Empire include Peck House.
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