Empire City, Oklahoma

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Empire City, or simply Empire, is a town in Stephens County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 734 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Empire City is located at 34°27′50″N 98°2′17″W / 34.46389°N 98.03806°W / 34.46389; -98.03806 (34.463922, -98.038008)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 10.9 square miles (28.2 km²), of which, 10.8 square miles (28.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.37%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 734 people, 266 households, and 230 families residing in the town. The population density was 67.7 people per square mile (26.2/km²). There were 290 housing units at an average density of 26.8/sq mi (10.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.82% White, 0.14% African American, 3.13% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.68% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.18% of the population.

There were 266 households out of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.8% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.5% were non-families. 11.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 30.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 107.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,722, and the median income for a family was $43,304. Males had a median income of $34,844 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,190. About 4.9% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

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