Ephrata, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2013: 13,516 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.3%
 
Males: 6,667  (49.3%)
Females: 6,849  (50.7%)
Median resident age:  36.8 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 17522.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,912 (it was $41,550 in 2000)
Ephrata:

$45,912
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,955 (it was $19,659 in 2000)

Ephrata borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $151,558 (it was $98,600 in 2000)
Ephrata:

$151,558
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $164,865; Detached houses: $187,253; Townhouses or other attached units: $132,204; In 2-unit structures: $152,738; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $123,415; Mobile homes: $27,562

Median gross rent in 2012: $743.

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Ephrata races chart
  • White alone - 12,051 (88.6%)
  • Hispanic - 599 (4.4%)
  • Asian alone - 391 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 239 (1.8%)
  • Other race alone - 75 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 67 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 17 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ephrata: 96.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (36.2%), Irish (9.8%), United States (9.5%), English (4.1%), Swiss (3.8%), Italian (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1891

Elevation: 400 feet

Land area: 3.60 square miles.

Population density: 3,757 people per square mile   (average).

Ephrata,PA real estate house value index trend

Ephrata, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Ephrata:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ephrata borough:

  • Never married: 28.9%
  • Now married: 55.9%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

950 residents are foreign born (3.6% Europe, 0.9% Asia).

This borough:  7.0%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Ephrata, Pennsylvania as of February 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Ephrata to the number of sex offenders is 794 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,688 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,461 (1.7%)

Ephrata satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lancaster, PA (11.7 miles , pop. 56,348).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (56.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Akron borough, PA (1.4 miles ), Stevens, PA (1.7 miles ), Rothsville, PA (1.9 miles ), Farmersville, PA (1.9 miles ), Reamstown, PA (2.0 miles ), Schoeneck, PA (2.1 miles ), Denver borough, PA (2.1 miles ), Clay, PA (2.2 miles ).

Latitude: 40.18 N, Longitude: 76.18 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,053 (-7.7%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 1,465 (20.6%)

Area code: 717

Ephrata household income distribution Ephrata home values distribution

Crime rates in Ephrata by Year
Type 2000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.07.50.00.0
Rapes 1345423243
per 100,000 7.322.630.437.930.315.323.015.129.822.2
Robberies 6224371210510
per 100,000 43.915.115.230.322.753.491.875.537.273.9
Assaults 523191510315181515
per 100,000 36.6173.3144.5113.675.722.9114.8135.9111.6110.9
Burglaries 25396337485267435337
per 100,000 183.0293.9479.1280.3363.5396.8512.7324.6394.4273.5
Thefts 223195221247218196199201214243
per 100,000 1632.51469.41680.71871.11650.91495.71522.91517.31592.61796.4
Auto thefts 12161818162221546
per 100,000 87.8120.6136.9136.4121.2167.9160.737.729.844.4
Arson 5213642203
per 100,000 36.615.17.622.745.430.515.315.10.022.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 300.7) 116.0152.1176.3174.2153.3139.2185.7170.0157.1162.9

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Ephrata detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 34 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

Ephrata tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.8%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +721 (+5.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (3%)
  • Registered nurses (3%)

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

Average climate in Ephrata, Pennsylvania

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Tornado activity:

Ephrata-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 19% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/4/1950, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.6 miles away from the Ephrata borough center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1970, a category F3 tornado 15.4 miles away from the borough center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ephrata-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 12.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 13.7 miles away from Ephrata center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 238.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 277.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 278.2 miles away from Ephrata center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 323.4 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 Lancaster County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ephrata topographic map

Birthplace of: Charles B. McVay III - Navy officer, Joanne S. Parrott - Politician, Kevin Carvell - Actor, Isaac N. Fry - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient.

Main business address for: D&E COMMUNICATIONS INC (TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS (NO RADIO TELEPHONE)).

Hospitals and medical centers in Ephrata:

  • EPHRATA COMM HM CARE HOSPICEPRGM (95 NORTH READING ROAD)
  • EPHRATA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 169 MARTIN AVENUE)
  • EPHRATA COMMUNITY HOME CARE (116A LAKE STREET)
  • EPHRATA MANOR (99 BETHANY ROAD)
  • EPHRATA NSG HOME INC (25 W LOCUST ST)
  • FAIRMONT REST HOME (RD #2)
  • FAIRMOUNT HOMES (333 WHEAT RIDGE DRIVE)

Amtrak stations near Ephrata:

  • 11 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.
  • 18 miles: MOUNT JOY (DELTA & HENRY STS.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ephrata:

  • Franklin and Marshall College (about 12 miles; Lancaster, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,585)
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania (about 16 miles; Millersville, PA; FT enrollment: 7,743)
  • Alvernia University (about 16 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,461)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 17 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,605)
  • Reading Area Community College (about 17 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,941)
  • Albright College (about 19 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,319)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Pennsylvania Inc (about 28 miles; Exton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,731)

Public high schools in Ephrata:

Private high schools in Ephrata:

  • PLEASANT VALLEY MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 139; Location: 144 PLEASANT VALLEY RD; Grades: 1 - 12)
  • GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 110; Location: 110 DURLACH RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Ephrata:

  • OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP SCHOOL (Students: 254; Location: 330 CHURCH AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • EPHRATA MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 187; Location: 598 STEVENS RD; Grades: KG - 10)
  • HINKLETOWN MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 151; Location: 272 WANNER RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • FARMERSVILLE MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 91; Location: 65 E FARMERSVILLE RD; Grades: 1 - 9)
  • SPRINGVILLE MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 83; Location: 520 SPRINGVILLE RD; Grades: 1 - 9)
  • HAHNSTOWN MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 68; Location: 255 HAHNSTOWN RD; Grades: 1 - 9)
  • CHERRY GROVE SCHOOL (Students: 50; Location: 275 ROCK RD; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • WOOD CREST PAROCHIAL SCHOOL (Students: 37; Location: 19 WOODCREST RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • BETHANY PAROCHIAL SCHOOL (Students: 31; Location: BETHANY RD; Grades: TK - 8)
  • FARMERSVILLE SCHOOL (Students: 27; Location: 121 N FARMERSVILLE RD; Grades: 1 - 8)
See full list of schools located in Ephrata

Library in Ephrata:

  • EPHRATA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $835,606; Location: 550 SOUTH READING RD; 83,149 books; 238 e-books; 4,001 audio materials; 7,877 video materials; 18 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 49 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Hospitals - Community Hospital of Lancaster no longer exists. It has been sold and moved to Lititz, PA. Is now named Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center.

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Notable locations in Ephrata: Ephrata Cloister (A), Lincoln Fire Company 1 Station 1 - 6 (B), Pioneer Steam Fire Engine Company Station 1 - 5 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bowmans Cemetery (1), Mount Zion Cemetery (2), Gross Cemetery (3), Cedar Hill Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Ephrata: Legion Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Ephrata Cloister - Visitors Service and Tours (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 632 West Main Street), Eicher Indian Museum & Shop (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Ephrata Park), Ephrata Cloister - Associates OFC (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 632 West Main Street).

Hotels: Four Seasons Produce Inc (400 Wabash Road), Dutchmaid Motel Inc - Resrvtns (222 North Reading Road), Ephrata Motel (535 South State Street), Dutch Gardens Motel (230 North Reading Road), Camp Silver Belle (230 North Reading Road), Cloister Motor Court (830 West Main Street), Dutchmaid Motel Inc (222 North Reading Road).

Lancaster County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 119. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

119
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.0461. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0461
U.S.:

0.3026

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 9.44. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.44
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.788. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.788
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 15.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.2
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.130. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.130
U.S.:

0.015

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ephrata and their reported violations in the past:

UNITED ZION CAMP GROVE (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-25-2009), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-25-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-25-2009), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-25-2009), St Compliance achieved (NOV-25-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-21-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-21-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2007), St Boil Water Order (SEP-21-2007)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-21-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-21-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2007), St Boil Water Order (SEP-21-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-31-2006), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-21-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-18-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-17-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-25-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-30-2008), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-30-2008), St Public Notif received (FEB-10-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-27-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
DURLACH MT AIRY FIRE COMPANY (Population served: 84, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
WAHTNEYS INN AND PUB (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (NOV-13-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-13-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-22-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUL-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-03-2014), St Public Notif requested (SEP-03-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2014), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-11-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-11-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-10-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-10-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-10-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In APR-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-12-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-12-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-12-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAR-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-13-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-13-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-13-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-12-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-12-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-12-2014)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
PEPES PIZZA (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2006), St Public Notif received (NOV-17-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-04-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-04-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-04-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ephrata that have no violations reported:

  • WOODCREST RETREAT (Population served: 225, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OUTBACK CREAMERY AND GRILL (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PIZZA HUT (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LYNDAS DELI (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.1%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.1% for Black residents, 6.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 10.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This borough:  2.4 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  64.9%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  7.9%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Ephrata in 2010:

  • 15 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 9 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in Ephrata in 2000:

  • 57 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 33 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 23 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 15 people in religious group quarters
  • 12 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 12 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 11 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally ill

Ephrata, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Ephrata compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Ephrata (2011 data):

  • Susquehanna Bank: East Main Street, Auto Drive-In Branch, West Main Street Branch, Ephrata North Branch, Ephrata Branch. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $14,849.0 mil, Deposits: $10,294.4 mil, headquarters in Lititz, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 308 total offices, Holding Company: Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Ephrata National Bank: Technology Center Branch, Main Office Drive-In Branch, Cloister Branch, Money Management Group Branch, at 31 East Main Street. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $764.1 mil, Deposits: $606.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Hibshman Trust For Ephrata National Bank Stock, The
  • Fulton Bank, National Association: Akron/Ephrata Branch at 3630 Rothsville Road, branch established on 1981/03/09; Lincoln/Ephrata Branch at 1713 West Main Street, branch established on 1986/09/15. Info updated 2010/12/30: Bank assets: $9,041.7 mil, Deposits: $6,700.3 mil, headquarters in Lancaster, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 122 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • Union Community Bank FSB: Ephrata Branch at 108 North Reading Road, branch established on 2007/04/23. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $533.2 mil, Deposits: $454.9 mil, headquarters in Lancaster, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Ephrata Branch at 36 East Main Street, branch established on 1886/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Ephrata Branch at 280 North Reading Road, branch established on 1976/11/15. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Jonestown Bank and Trust Company, of Jonestown, Pennsylvania: Ephrata Branch at 1001 Sharp Avenue, branch established on 2011/10/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $378.3 mil, Deposits: $332.8 mil, headquarters in Jonestown, PA, positive income, Consumer Lending Specialization, 11 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Brownstown Branch at 4201 Oregon Pike, branch established on 1908/02/12. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ephrata, Pennsylvania:

  • Doneckers The Guest House, 318-324 N State St, Ephrata, PA 17522 , Phone: (717) 733-8696
  • Ephrata Motel, 535 S State St, Ephrata, PA 17522 , Phone: (717) 733-0566
  • The 1777 House At Doneckers, 301 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522 , Phone: (717) 733-8696
  • The Gerhart House B & B, 287 Duke St, Ephrata, PA 17522
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Mountain Springs, 380 E Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522 , Phone: (717) 733-0661, Fax: (717) 733-0662
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ephrata, Pennsylvania

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (50%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ephrata borough (based on Lancaster County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.40%
Here: 48.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaMennonite Church USAUnited Church of Christ
Adherents20.7%13.8%11.6%8.7%6.2%
Congregations2.7%11.3%6.8%15.9%4.8%
NameOld Order AmishChurch of the BrethrenPresbyterian Church (USA)Old Order MennoniteOther
Adherents5.1%4.5%3.5%3.4%22.6%
Congregations18.4%3.5%2.6%5.0%29.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 106
Lancaster County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 31
Lancaster County:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 131
Lancaster County:

2.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 296
Here:

5.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Lancaster County:

27.4%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.1%
State:

11.5%
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
Financial Administration 15$79,100$63,2803$6,390
Police Protection - Officers 27$192,906$85,7360$0
Police - Other 5$18,434$44,24216$8,212
Streets and Highways 15$58,452$46,7620$0
Sewerage 11$51,473$56,1520$0
Water Supply 4$19,224$57,6720$0
Electric Power 7$48,502$83,1460$0
Totals for Government 84$468,091$66,87019$14,602

3.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,064 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.15%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($297 average AGI)
Lancaster County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Chester County, PA  0.28% ($40,704 average AGI)
from York County, PA  0.25% ($36,759)
from Dauphin County, PA  0.22% ($42,322)


3.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,546 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.31%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($332 average AGI)
Lancaster County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to York County, PA  0.26% ($37,678 average AGI)
to Chester County, PA  0.23% ($39,626)
to Dauphin County, PA  0.21% ($42,571)

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.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLAN (1390 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, PA)
  • 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.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WWSM (1510 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ANNVILLE-CLEONA, PA; Owner: PATRICK H. SICKAFUS)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WLBR (1270 AM; 5 kW; LEBANON, PA; Owner: LEBANON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

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.)
  • 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)
  • WDAC (94.5 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WBMP (88.1 FM; WARWICK, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLAN-FM (96.9 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSOX (96.1 FM; RED LION, PA; Owner: LANCASTER-YORK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WHBO (92.7 FM; STARVIEW, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W220BX (91.9 FM; MARIETTA, PA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXA-FM (105.7 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W259AA (99.7 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WLCH (91.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: SPANISH AMERICAN CIVIC ASSC FOR EQUL)
  • WRVV (97.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

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.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Ephrata fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 29 meters (95ft)
Total costs: $6,000
Total average daily traffic: 78,370
Total average daily truck traffic: 4,051
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ephrata)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Ephrata, PA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 104 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ephrata)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Ephrata)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED122$142,52563$123,571246$129,66736$54,6671$220,00020$109,0501$18,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$210,3335$119,20018$140,5561$9,0000$02$105,5001$72,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$130,5337$83,42995$156,23221$19,1900$05$64,8002$30,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$139,8575$147,00055$132,4363$23,0000$03$72,3331$80,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$189,2000$013$147,8460$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0122.00 , 0123.01, 0123.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED15$125,9338$169,875
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$112,0002$148,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$128,5000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$114,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0122.00 , 0123.01, 0123.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 146
  • Hazardous Condition: 130
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Ephrata

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ephrata, PA
Most common first names in Ephrata, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16776.1 years
Mary15781.6 years
Anna12480.9 years
Charles11976.4 years
Robert11271.2 years
Paul9876.2 years
Harry9578.5 years
William9476.8 years
Helen6880.4 years
Ruth6779.8 years
Most common last names in Ephrata, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martin16577.4 years
Weaver8481.0 years
Miller6876.1 years
Sweigart6679.1 years
Zimmerman5175.3 years
Burkholder5079.9 years
Smith4874.9 years
Good4578.7 years
Stauffer4078.7 years
Sensenig3479.8 years
Businesses in Ephrata, PA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kroger4
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Applebee's1McDonald's1
Arby's1Nike2
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Staples1
Domino's Pizza1Subway4
FedEx5T-Mobile2
Ford1The Room Place1
Goodwill2U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS4
Hilton1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
Kmart1
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