Empire

Where Small Town Charm Makes It Feel Just Like Home

Welcome to Empire

As you travel along the infamous M-22 scenic highway through Leelanau County, you will come across the quaint village of Empire. Headquarters to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, stop at the Visitor Center to learn about all the opportunities the national park offers.
 
When not visiting the numerous historic sites, including the lighthouse, you can walk the expansive sandy beaches along Lake Michigan and visit the array of unique shops and dining experiences. Throughout the year Empire offers opportunities to celebrate some of what Empire is known for, including the Asparagus Festival in June and Anchor Days in July. Whether you are choosing to live here or visit, It is easy to see why one can fall in love with all that this small-town community has to offer.
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Overview for Empire, MI

362 people live in Empire, where the median age is 59.7 and the average individual income is $38,090. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

362

Total Population

59.7 years

Median Age

Low

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$38,090

Average individual Income

Around Empire, MI

There's plenty to do around Empire, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

44
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
58
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Shipwreck Cafe, Grocer's Daughter Chocolate, and Grocer's Daughter Chocolate Gelato & Sweets Shop.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 0.08 miles 148 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.05 miles 66 reviews 4.6/5 stars
Dining 0.05 miles 2 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.07 miles 127 reviews 4.1/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.21 miles 44 reviews 4.1/5 stars
Shopping 3.39 miles 3 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Empire, MI

Empire has 169 households, with an average household size of 2.14. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Empire do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 362 people call Empire home. The population density is 351.96 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

362

Total Population

Low

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

59.7

Median Age

48.34 / 51.66%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
169

Total Households

2.14

Average Household Size

$38,090

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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