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Population (year 2000): 6,808. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,178 (+5.4% change)
Males: 3,362 (49.4%), Females: 3,446 (50.6%)

Grant County

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Median resident age: 35.7 years
Median household income: $35,060 (year 2000)
Median house value: $88,700 (year 2000)

Ephrata, WA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Ephrata:

  • White Non-Hispanic (86.1%)
  • Hispanic (10.3%)
  • Other race (5.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • American Indian (1.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (20.7%), Irish (11.6%), English (11.3%), United States (9.2%), Norwegian (5.5%), French (3.0%).

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Elevation: 1250 feet

Land area: 10.0 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Ephrata

  • High school or higher: 83.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ephrata city

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 58.2%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

8.2% Foreign born (5.7% Latin America, 1.1% North America, 0.8% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,271 (+23.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: WA Kennewick, (81.5 miles www.TripAdvisor.com )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WA Seattle, (192.6 miles Yahoo.com )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Angeles, CA Los (918.6 miles pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: WA (5.1 miles Lakeview, Lake, WA Soap (6.5 miles Lake North, WA (18.2 miles Moses Valley, WA (19.5 miles Cascade WA (21.7 miles Quincy, Lake, WA Moses (22.4 miles WA George, (26.9 miles City, WA (27.0 miles Coulee


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 23 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $159,800
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $93,100
  • 2000: 13 buildings, average cost: $97,600
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $126,100
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $113,900
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $142,400
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $119,700

Latitude: 47.32 N, Longitude: 119.55 W

Area code: 509


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

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.4%), Retail trade (12.7%), Public administration (11.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +376 (+5.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,549 (56.0%)


 

Crime in Ephrata by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 2 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 29.4 0.0
Rapes 2 6 4 3
    per 100,000 29.4 88.1 58.8 44.1
Robberies 0 2 1 6
    per 100,000 0.0 29.4 14.7 88.1
Assaults 6 5 3 9
    per 100,000 88.1 73.4 44.1 132.2
Burglaries 77 115 80 89
    per 100,000 1131.0 1689.2 1175.1 1307.3
Thefts 349 301 357 355
    per 100,000 5126.3 4421.3 5243.8 5214.5
Auto thefts 13 21 16 27
    per 100,000 191.0 308.5 235.0 396.6
328.9 378.5 376.9 402.3


Average climate in Ephrata, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Hospital/medical center in Ephrata:
  • COLUMBIA BASIN HOSPITAL (200 SOUTHEAST BOULEVARD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Ephrata:
  • SAMARITAN HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; MOSES LAKE, WA)
  • QUINCY VALLEY HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; QUINCY, WA)
  • OTHELLO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 42 miles; OTHELLO, WA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ephrata:
  • GRANT CO INTL (about 18 miles; MOSES LAKE, WA; ID: MWH)
  • PANGBORN MEMORIAL (about 46 miles; WENATCHEE, WA; ID: EAT)
  • TRI-CITIES (about 80 miles; PASCO, WA; ID: PSC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ephrata:
  • EPHRATA MUNI (about 4 miles; EPHRATA, WA; ID: EPH)
  • QUINCY MUNI (about 22 miles; QUINCY, WA; ID: 80T)
  • MOSES LAKE MUNI (about 26 miles; MOSES LAKE, WA; ID: W20)

Amtrak station:
EPHRATA (24 ALDER ST. NW). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, intercity bus service.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 3 $11,681 $46,724 0 $0
Health 1 $4,370 $52,440 28 $24,444
Financial Administration 3 $8,430 $33,720 0 $0
Other Government Administration 0 $0   9 $12,484
Police Protection - Officers 13 $49,297 $45,504 0 $0
Police - Other 3 $8,375 $33,500 0 $0
Firefighters 2 $7,210 $43,260 0 $0
Streets and Highways 4 $13,800 $41,400 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 4 $14,268 $42,804 0 $0
Water Supply 3 $10,320 $41,280 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2 $7,974 $47,844 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 4 $13,014 $39,042 15 $5,249
Totals for Government 42 $148,739 $42,496 52 $42,177


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ephrata:
  • WENATCHEE VALLEY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; WENATCHEE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,074)
  • CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 71 miles; ELLENSBURG, WA; FT enrollment: 7,420)
  • COLUMBIA BASIN COLLEGE (about 79 miles; PASCO, WA; FT enrollment: 3,529)
  • YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 86 miles; YAKIMA, WA; FT enrollment: 2,906)
  • WALLA WALLA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 120 miles; WALLA WALLA, WA; FT enrollment: 2,812)
  • EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 135 miles; CHENEY, WA; FT enrollment: 7,852)
  • WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 136 miles; PULLMAN, WA; FT enrollment: 18,110)
Public high schools in Ephrata:
  • EPHRATA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 735; Location: 333 4TH AVE NW; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • GRANT CO DETENTION CTR (Students: 26; Location: 303 ABLE RD; Grades: 07 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Ephrata:
  • COLUMBIA RIDGE ELEMENTARY (Students: 433; Location: 60 H SE; Grades: KG - 04)
  • GRANT ELEMENTARY (Students: 402; Location: 451 3RD NW; Grades: PK - 06)
  • EPHRATA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 350; Location: 384 'A' SE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • PARKWAY SCHOOL (Students: 328; Location: 1011 PARKWAY BLVD; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • BEEZLEY SPRINGS ELEMENTARY (Students: 4; Location: 501 C ST NW; Grades: PK - KG)
Private primary/middle schools in Ephrata:
  • NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 86; Location: 911 E. DIVISION; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST ROSE OF LIMA CATHOLIC SCHOO (Students: 79; Location: 520 S E BLVD; Grades: PK - 6)

Notable locations in Ephrata: Ephrata Substation (A), Grant County Courthouse (B). their locations on the map

Parks in Ephrata include: Ephrata Heights Park (1), Oasis Park (2), Parkway Park (3). their locations on the map


Ephrata compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Ephrata:
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KULE (730 AM; 1 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KWIQ (1020 AM; 3 kW; MOSES LAKE NORTH, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KBSN (1470 AM; 5 kW; MOSES LAKE, WA; Owner: KSEM, INC.)
  • KPQ (560 AM; 5 kW; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: WESTCOAST BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KFLD (870 AM; 10 kW; PASCO, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KWNC (1370 AM; 1 kW; QUINCY, WA; Owner: WEST COAST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KYAK (930 AM; 10 kW; YAKIMA, WA)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ephrata:
  • KULE-FM (92.3 FM; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLWS (91.5 FM; MOSES LAKE, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KTAC (93.9 FM; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KWWW-FM (96.7 FM; QUINCY, WA; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC..)
  • KZML (95.9 FM; QUINCY, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRCW (96.3 FM; ROYAL CITY, WA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUCATIONAL RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • K257DN (99.3 FM; BREWSTER, WA; Owner: BREWSTER GRANGE #1018)
  • KNWR (90.7 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KPQ-FM (102.1 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: WESCOAST BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K226AK (93.1 FM; MOSES LAKE, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K232AN (94.3 FM; EPHRATA, ETC., WA; Owner: ROBERT M. BERRY)
  • K280BI (103.9 FM; EPHRATA, ETC., WA; Owner: ROBERT M. BERRY)
  • K296BP (107.1 FM; EPHRATA, ETC., WA; Owner: ROBERT M. BERRY)
  • KMLW (88.3 FM; MOSES LAKE, WA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KKRV (104.7 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KPLW (89.9 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: GROWING CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION)
  • KOZI-FM (93.5 FM; CHELAN, WA; Owner: ICICLE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ephrata:
  • K11EY (Channel 11; SOAP LAKE, ETC., WA; Owner: PEOPLES TV ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • K08CN (Channel 8; SOAP LAKE, ETC., WA; Owner: PEOPLES TV ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • K41FI (Channel 41; SOAP LAKE, WA; Owner: PEOPLES TV ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • K46FA (Channel 46; SOAP LAKE, WA; Owner: PEOPLES TV ASSOCIATION, 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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