Empire is a village in Jefferson County, Ohio, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 299 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Weirton–Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Empire has been known by several names over the years, including Shanghai, McCoy's Station, Olive City, and Empire. A post office called Empire has been in operation since 1886. Empire was incorporated as a village in 1897.
Empire is located at 40°30′39″N 80°37′24″W (40.510729, -80.623446).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.30 square miles (0.78 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 299 people, 119 households, and 82 families living in the village. The population density was 996.7 inhabitants per square mile (384.8/km2). There were 139 housing units at an average density of 463.3 per square mile (178.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.6% White, 2.7% African American, 2.0% Native American, and 0.7% from two or more races.
There were 119 households, of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.1% were non-families.