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Population in 2014: 422 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.8%
 
Males: 206  (48.8%)
Females: 216  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  45.5 years
Georgia median age:  36.5 years

Zip codes: 30170.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $51,159 (it was $40,833 in 2000)
Ephesus:

$51,159
GA:

$53,559

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,033 (it was $19,749 in 2000)

Ephesus town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $141,955 (it was $75,000 in 2000)
Ephesus:

$141,955
GA:

$166,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $112,236; Detached houses: $134,887; Mobile homes: $55,036

Median gross rent in 2016: $665.

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  • Races in Ephesus, GA (2010)

    Ephesus races chart
    • 40394.4%White alone
    • 102.3%Black alone
    • 81.9%Hispanic
    • 51.2%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Asian alone

Races in Ephesus detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ephesus: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (37.8%), English (10.5%), Irish (10.5%), Scottish (4.7%), German (2.3%), European (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1240 feet

Land area: 3.03 square miles.

Population density: 139 people per square mile   (very low).

Ephesus,GA real estate house value index trend

Ephesus, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Ephesus:

  • High school or higher: 81.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ephesus town:

  • Never married: 15.5%
  • Now married: 64.3%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,063 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $651 (0.5%)

Ephesus satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Atlanta, GA (55.1 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (598.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Graham, AL (2.2 miles ), Woodland, AL (2.9 miles) , Roopville, GA (2.9 miles) , Bowdon, GA (3.0 miles ), Centralhatchee, GA (3.1 miles ), Ranburne, AL (3.1 miles ), Texas, GA (3.4 miles ), Franklin, GA (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 33.41 N, Longitude: 85.26 W

Ephesus household income distribution Ephesus home values distribution

Crime rates in Ephesus by Year
Type 2002 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Theft 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Auto thefts 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Arson 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 260.3) 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

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Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
Georgia average:

2.49
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.1%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +62 (+19.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (21%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (33%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Ephesus: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ephesus, Georgia

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Tornado activity:

Ephesus-area historical tornado activity is above Georgia state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/26/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.2 miles away from the Ephesus town center killed one person and injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/1/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.2 miles away from the town center killed 7 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ephesus-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 78.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 115.2 miles away from Ephesus center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 162.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 196.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 181.3 miles away from Ephesus center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 150.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Heard County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ephesus topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ephesus:

  • BOWDON AREA HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 10 miles away; BOWDON, GA)
  • CARROLLTON MANOR, INCORPORATED (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CARROLLTON, GA)
  • CARROLLTON MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CARROLLTON, GA)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF FRANKLIN (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FRANKLIN, GA)
  • WEDOWEE HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; WEDOWEE, AL)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE CARROL COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; CARROLLTON, GA)
  • TANNER HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; CARROLLTON, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ephesus:

  • University of West Georgia (about 15 miles; Carrollton, GA; Full-time enrollment: 10,358)
  • West Georgia Technical College (about 21 miles; Waco, GA; FT enrollment: 4,768)
  • Southern Union State Community College (about 27 miles; Wadley, AL; FT enrollment: 4,120)
  • Jacksonville State University (about 42 miles; Jacksonville, AL; FT enrollment: 7,566)
  • Georgia Highlands College (about 53 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,071)
  • Atlanta Metropolitan State College (about 54 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,437)
  • Atlanta Technical College (about 54 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 4,217)

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Notable location: Ephesus Fire Department Station 3 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Ephesus: Ephesus Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Coats Cemetery (1), Ephesus Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Heard County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.6%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 26.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.1%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.2%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Georgia average:

12.5

Ephesus travel time to work - commute Ephesus mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ephesus town (based on Heard County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,32226
Mainline Protestant4387
Other41
Black Protestant-1
None6,070-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Heard County:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Heard County:

5.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.1%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Heard County:

27.5%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.9%
State:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

56.4%
Georgia:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

57.6%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.0%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ephesus:

7.8%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ephesus:

6.9
Georgia:

6.7

Overweight people:
Here:

36.3%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

63.1%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Ephesus:

81.1%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ephesus, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$2,520$30,2400$0
Totals for Government 1$2,520$30,2400$0

Ephesus government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($71.09)
    Sewerage: $20,000 ($47.39)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $61,000 ($144.55)
    Central Staff Services: $51,000 ($120.85)
    Sewerage: $41,000 ($97.16)
    Police Protection: $15,000 ($35.55)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($7.11)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($2.37)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($2.37)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $2,000 ($4.74)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $38,000 ($90.05)

Ephesus government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $54,000 ($127.96)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $89,000 ($210.90)
    General Support: $83,000 ($196.68)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $8,000 ($18.96)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($9.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $81,000 ($191.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $23,000 ($54.50)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $14,000 ($33.18)
    NEC: $3,000 ($7.11)

Ephesus government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $406,000 ($962.09)

8.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.63%
Georgia average:

9.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Coweta County, GA  1.98% ($22,358 average AGI)
from Troup County, GA  1.27% ($23,791)
from Carroll County, GA  1.09% ($25,081)


9.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,084 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.41%
Georgia average:

9.32%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Carroll County, GA  2.32% ($26,924 average AGI)
to Coweta County, GA  1.61% ($21,291)
to Troup County, GA  1.52% ($22,577)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ephesus:

  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WGSE (720 AM; daytime; 8 kW; HOGANSVILLE, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WAZX (1550 AM; 50 kW; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: GA-MEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ephesus:

  • WMAX-FM (105.3 FM; BOWDON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WALR-FM (104.1 FM; LA GRANGE, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WELR-FM (102.3 FM; ROANOKE, AL; Owner: EAGLE'S NEST, INC.)
  • WBTR-FM (92.1 FM; CARROLLTON, GA; Owner: WYAI, INC.)
  • WUWG (90.7 FM; CARROLLTON, GA; Owner: WEST GEORGIA COLLEGE)
  • WCKS (102.7 FM; FRUITHURST, AL; Owner: WCKS, INC.)
  • WVOK-FM (97.9 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: WOODARD BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WVFJ-FM (93.3 FM; MANCHESTER, GA; Owner: PROVIDENT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLJS-FM (91.9 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES/JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBZY-FM (96.7 FM; PEACHTREE CITY, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WASZ (95.5 FM; ASHLAND, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ephesus:

  • W04DB (Channel 4; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: VVILPTV, INC.)
  • W49AD (Channel 49; CARROLLTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • 600Total average daily traffic
  • 6Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • GARY THOMAS, 4950 Hwy 100 South (Lat: 33.435833 Lon: -85.265806), Type: 30.4, Overall height: 30.4 m, Registrant: 7708305880, Gthomas@carrollcountyga.Com, 501 OLD NEWNAN RD
  • Gary Thomas, 4950 Hwy 100 South (Lat: 33.435833 Lon: -85.265806), Type: 30.4, Overall height: 30.4 m, Registrant: 7708347704, T.Jones@metrocomms.Net, 103 COMMERCIAL AVENUE

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (49%)
  • Electricity (41%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Wood (4%)

Ephesus compared to Georgia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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