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Population (year 2000): 13,213. Estimated population in July 2005: 13,092 (-0.9% change)
Males: 6,459 (48.9%), Females: 6,754 (51.1%)

Lancaster County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 36.0 years
Median household income: $41,550 (year 2000)
Median house value: $99,100 (year 2000)

Ephrata, PA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Ephrata:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.4%)
  • Hispanic (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.8%)
  • Black (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (43.3%), Irish (11.1%), United States (9.9%), English (4.6%), Italian (4.1%), Polish (3.2%).

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Elevation: 400 feet

Land area: 3.6 square miles

Ephrata,

For population 25 years and over in Ephrata

  • High school or higher: 76.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ephrata borough

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 58.1%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

4.6% Foreign born (2.3% Europe, 1.2% Latin America, 0.9% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +721 (+5.8%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: PA Lancaster, (12.9 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MD Baltimore, (67.3 miles pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (72.4 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: PA (2.2 miles Akron, PA (4.5 miles Rothsville, PA (4.8 miles Denver, PA (5.0 miles Reamstown, PA (6.3 miles Leacock-Leola-Bareville, PA (7.4 miles Brickerville, Holland, PA (8.5 miles New PA Lititz, (8.5 miles

Latitude: 40.18 N, Longitude: 76.18 W

Area code: 717


Ephrata, Pennsylvania business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (27.1%), Educational,health and social services (15.3%), Retail trade (12.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -92 (-0.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,875 (26.4%)


 

Crime in Ephrata by Year

Type 1999 2000 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 1 3 4 5
    per 100,000 22.7 7.6 22.7 30.3 37.8
Robberies 7 6 2 2 4
    per 100,000 53.0 45.4 15.1 15.1 30.3
Assaults 17 5 23 19 15
    per 100,000 128.7 37.8 174.1 143.8 113.5
Burglaries 34 25 39 63 37
    per 100,000 257.3 189.2 295.2 476.8 280.0
Thefts 240 223 195 221 247
    per 100,000 1816.4 1687.7 1475.8 1672.6 1869.4
Auto thefts 33 12 16 18 18
    per 100,000 249.8 90.8 121.1 136.2 136.2
161.4 112.2 137.8 156.6 152.2


Average climate in Ephrata, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ephrata,

Ephrata-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 39% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/4/1950, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.5 miles away from the Ephrata city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1970, a category 3 tornado 15.5 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


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Hospital/medical center in Ephrata:
  • EPHRATA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (169 MARTIN AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Ephrata:
  • CARON HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; WERNERSVILLE, PA)
  • WERNERSVILLE STATE HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; WERNERSVILLE, PA)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF LANCASTER (about 14 miles; LANCASTER, PA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ephrata:
  • LANCASTER (about 9 miles; LANCASTER, PA; ID: LNS)
  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 21 miles; READING, PA; ID: RDG)
  • HARRISBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 40 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; ID: MDT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ephrata:
  • SMOKETOWN (about 11 miles; SMOKETOWN, PA; ID: Q08)
  • KELLER BROTHERS (about 12 miles; LEBANON, PA; ID: 08N)
  • DECK (about 15 miles; MYERSTOWN, PA; ID: 9D4)

Amtrak station near Ephrata:
  • 13 miles: LANCASTER (53 MCGOVERN AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Local government website:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ephrata:
  • MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 18 miles; MILLERSVILLE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,384)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN STATE BERKS (about 19 miles; READING, PA; FT enrollment: 2,003)
  • YORK COLLEGE PENNSYLVANIA (about 32 miles; YORK, PA; FT enrollment: 4,541)
  • KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 38 miles; KUTZTOWN, PA; FT enrollment: 7,101)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN ST HARRISBURG (about 39 miles; MIDDLETOWN, PA; FT enrollment: 2,064)
  • WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 44 miles; WEST CHESTER, PA; FT enrollment: 10,419)
  • IMMACULATA COLLEGE (about 44 miles; IMMACULATA, PA; FT enrollment: 2,042)
Public high school in Ephrata:
  • EPHRATA SHS (Students: 1,362; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Ephrata:
  • PLEASANT VALLEY MENN SCHOOL (Students: 114; Location: 144 PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD; Grades: 1 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Ephrata:
  • EPHRATA MS (Students: 956; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HIGHLAND EL SCH (Students: 478; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FULTON EL SCH (Students: 369; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LINCOLN EL SCH (Students: 284; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CLAY EL SCH (Students: 282; Grades: KG - 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Ephrata:
  • OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP (Students: 329; Location: 330 N CHURCH AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • EPHRATA MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 198; Location: 598 STEVENS ROAD; Grades: KG - 9)
  • SPRINGVILLE MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 195; Location: 520 SPRINGVILLE RD; Grades: 1 - 9)
  • HINKLETOWN MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 192; Location: 272 WANNER RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • FARMERSVILLE SCHOOL (Students: 84; Location: FARMERSVILLE RD EAST; Grades: 1 - 9)
  • FARMERSVILLE MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 84; Location: 65 E. FARMERSVILLE RD; Grades: 1 - 9)
  • GLENWOOD PAROCHIAL SCHOOL (Students: 54; Location: 972 NEWSWANGER RD; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • LINCOLN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL (Students: 53; Location: 950 SENSENIG ROAD; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • WOODCREST PAROCHIAL SCHOOL (Students: 49; Location: 19 WOODCREST RD RD 3; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 44; Location: 219 CONESTOGA CREEK RD; Grades: 1 - 9)
Library in Ephrata:
  • EPHRATA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $530,084; Location: 550 SOUTH READING RD; 61,950 books; 2,182 audio materials; 3,155 video materials; 72 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Ephrata Cloister (A).

Cemeteries: Gross Cemetery (1), Cedar Hill Cemetery (2), Mount Zion Cemetery (3), Bowmans Cemetery (4).

Park in Ephrata: Legion Park (1).


Ephrata compared to Pennsylvania state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Ephrata:
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLAN (1390 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, PA)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWSM (1510 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ANNVILLE-CLEONA, PA; Owner: PATRICK H. SICKAFUS)
  • WLBR (1270 AM; 5 kW; LEBANON, PA; Owner: LEBANON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ephrata:
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WJTL (90.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: CREATIVE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WIOV-FM1 (105.1 FM; READING, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WDAC (94.5 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRFY-FM (102.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCAT-FM (106.7 FM; HERSHEY, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBMP (88.1 FM; WARWICK, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSOX (96.1 FM; RED LION, PA; Owner: LANCASTER-YORK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLAN-FM (96.9 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • W259AA (99.7 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • W220BX (91.9 FM; MARIETTA, PA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WLCH (91.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: SPANISH AMERICAN CIVIC ASSC FOR EQUL)
  • WFNM (89.1 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL COLLEGE)
  • WQIC (100.1 FM; LEBANON, PA; Owner: LEBANON BROADCASTING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Ephrata:
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WGAL (Channel 8; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WGAL HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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