Santa Fe shipping point and survivor to original Empire city, of early days. Empire is named indirectly for the original Empire City which had been situated on the south, or opposite, bank of the Tuolumne River, from the present town. The early settlement, which had once been the Stanislaus County seat, became deserted with the decline of the river boat trade. In 1908, a railroad station and a few buildings were erected on the present site and named Empire. (Joseph Burton Vasche)
EMPIRE DEMOGRAPHICS (Census 2010)
- Population - 4,189
BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND SPECIAL DISTRICTS
Empire Municipal Advisory Council
Established June 27, 1989. Advises the Board of Supervisors on such matters which related to that area as may be designated by the Board concerning services which are or may be provided to the area by the County or other local governmental agencies, including but not limited to advice on matters of public health, safety, welfare, public works, and planning.
Contact: Evelyn Starman (209) 525-4440
Empire Sanitary District
Established June 18, 1948. Sewage disposal services.
Contact: (209) 522-3687
18 South Abbie St. Empire, CA 95319
Phone: (209) 524-5505
Empire Librarian: Martha Perales
Empire Post Office
5102 Yosemite Blvd. Empire, CA 95319
Phone: (209) 522-2681
Hours: Weekdays 8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Empire School District
116 N. McClure Rd. Modesto, CA 95357
Phone: (209) 521-2800
Superintendent: David E. Garcia