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Population in 2012: 7,916 (91% urban, 9% rural). Population change since 2000: +16.3%
 

Males: 4,214  (53.2%)
Females: 3,702  (46.8%)

Median resident age:  34.7 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 98823.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,190 (it was $35,060 in 2000)
Ephrata:

$38,190
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,930

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $133,139 (it was $87,700 in 2000)
Ephrata:

$133,139
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $129,938; Detached houses: $136,326; Townhouses or other attached units: $126,907; In 2-unit structures: $150,285; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $150,285; Mobile homes: $88,879

Median gross rent in 2012: $594.

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  • White alone - 5,576 (72.7%)
  • Hispanic - 1,466 (19.1%)
  • Asian alone - 285 (3.7%)
  • Two or more races - 159 (2.1%)
  • Black alone - 96 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 90 (1.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ephrata: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (16.6%), Irish (10.0%), English (7.7%), United States (5.7%), Scottish (3.3%), Dutch (2.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1909

Elevation: 1250 feet

Land area: 9.97 square miles.

Population density: 794 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Ephrata:

  • High school or higher: 81.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ephrata city:

  • Never married: 26.8%
  • Now married: 54.3%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

702 residents are foreign born (1.4% Europe).

This city:  9.2%
Washington:  13.3%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Ephrata, Washington as of December 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Ephrata to the number of sex offenders is 1,131 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,368 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,536 (1.0%)

Ephrata satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Yakima, WA (68.0 miles , pop. 71,845).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (132.0 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (917.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Lakeview, WA (2.1 miles ), Soap Lake, WA (2.4 miles ), Gloyd, WA (3.5 miles) , Moses Lake North, WA (3.8 miles ), Quincy, WA (3.9 miles ), Cascade Valley, WA (4.0 miles ), Moses Lake, WA (4.3 miles ), Wilson Creek, WA (4.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2005: 29 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 2006: 31 buildings, average cost: $134,700
  • 2007: 21 buildings, average cost: $152,500
  • 2008: 39 buildings, average cost: $140,900
  • 2009: 22 buildings, average cost: $105,900
  • 2010: 16 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $177,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 47.32 N, Longitude: 119.55 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +644 (+8.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,730 (58.5%)

Area code: 509

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Crime rates in Ephrata by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 002000001001
per 100,000 0.00.028.20.00.00.00.00.013.50.00.012.6
Rapes 264327220113
per 100,000 28.985.656.341.927.895.927.227.40.013.112.837.9
Robberies 0216032118565
per 100,000 0.028.514.183.90.041.127.2150.7108.165.677.163.1
Assaults 6539881211111398
per 100,000 86.871.342.3125.8111.2109.6163.0150.7148.7170.6115.6101.0
Burglaries 7711580892081191171641241207493
per 100,000 1113.41640.51126.81244.42892.11629.91589.52247.21675.91574.8950.71174.4
Thefts 349301357355429367378390382399227284
per 100,000 5046.34293.95028.24963.65965.05026.75135.25343.95162.95236.22916.23586.3
Auto thefts 1321162722182122242099
per 100,000 188.0299.6225.4377.5305.9246.5285.3301.5324.4262.5115.6113.7
Arson 164213462031
per 100,000 14.585.656.328.013.941.154.382.227.00.038.512.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 346.4415.1425.7412.9526.8460.5415.2508.7453.5418.3257.2340.3

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Crime rate in Ephrata detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 18 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Washington average:

1.47

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Ephrata, Washington accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.0%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Utilities (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Average climate in Ephrata, Washington

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Earthquake activity:

Ephrata-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Washington state average. It is 10% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/24/1997 at 14:23:12, a magnitude 4.6 (3.9 MB, 4.6 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/1994 at 07:01:07, a magnitude 4.3 (3.9 MB, 4.2 ML, 4.3 MD, Depth: 0.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.2 miles away from Ephrata center
On 10/9/1998 at 16:43:08, a magnitude 4.0 (3.7 MB, 4.0 MD, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 94.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/4/1997 at 10:45:38, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MD, 3.3 ML, Depth: 4.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 35.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/1/1997 at 22:27:01, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MD, Depth: 11.5 mi) earthquake occurred 57.2 miles away from Ephrata center
On 4/15/1991 at 05:31:13, a magnitude 3.6 (3.0 MB, 3.6 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grant County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ephrata topographic map

Birthplace of: Ken Dow - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Ephrata:

  • COLUMBIA BASIN HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 200 NAT WASHINGTON WAY)
  • COLUMBIA BASIN HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, 200 NAT WASHINGTON WAY)

Political contributions by individuals in Ephrata, WA

Airports and heliports located in Ephrata:


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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: www.ephrata.org

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ephrata:

  • Wenatchee Valley College (about 38 miles; Wenatchee, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,169)
  • Central Washington University (about 52 miles; Ellensburg, WA; FT enrollment: 9,652)
  • Yakima Valley Community College (about 69 miles; Yakima, WA; FT enrollment: 2,757)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 77 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 3,351)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 93 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 9,533)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 101 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 4,852)
  • Gonzaga University (about 103 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 5,437)

Public high schools in Ephrata:

Private high school in Ephrata:

  • NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 106; Location: 911 E DIVISION AVE; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ephrata:

Private elementary/middle school in Ephrata:

  • ST ROSE OF LIMA CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 94; Location: 520 NAT WASHINGTON WAY; Grades: PK - 6)
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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • The TV stations listed under Peoples TV are no longer on the air. Peoples TV had been disbanded.

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Notable locations in Ephrata: Ephrata Substation (A), Grant County Fire District 5 Station 14 (B), Grant County Fire District 13 (C), Grant County Courthouse (D), Ephrata Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Tourist attractions: Grant County Historical Museum (742 Basin Street Northwest), All Aboard for Travel (Tours & Charters; 48 Basin Street Northwest).

Hotels: Best Western Rama Inn (1818 Basin Street Southwest), Columbia Motel (1257 Basin Street Southwest), Ephrata Inn Motel (848 Basin St Sw).

Court: Grant County - District Court Judge- Courthouse- Commissioners- Aud (Courthouse).

 
Grant County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

WINCHESTER WB REST AREA (Address: 804 Basin Ave , Population served: 1800, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
QUINCY VALLEY REST AREA (Address: 804 Basin Ave , Population served: 1480, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In DEC-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-31-1997), St Public Notif requested (DEC-31-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-31-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WINCHESTER WASTEWAY REST AREA EB (Address: 804 Basin Ave , Population served: 1290, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
EPHRATA RACEWAY PARK (Population served: 700, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
WILLOW DRIVE NURSERY WAREHOUSE OFF. (Population served: 65, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Nitrate
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Nitrate
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Nitrate
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
CRESTVIEW WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 32, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2003, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and FEB-13-2006, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-13-2006)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and DEC-01-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and DEC-01-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and MAR-22-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (MAR-22-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and DEC-31-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-31-1999 to MAR-22-2001)
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • 52 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
STARS AND STRIPES RV PARK (Population served: 9, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-31-1996), St Public Notif requested (DEC-31-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-31-1996), St BCA signed (JAN-09-1997)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-30-1996), St Public Notif requested (NOV-30-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-30-1996), St BCA signed (JAN-09-1997)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-31-1996), St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-1996), St BCA signed (JAN-09-1997)
RIMROCK MEADOWS (Population served: 5, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Nitrate

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.2%
(22.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 24.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.7% for American Indian residents, 43.7% for other race residents, 21.9% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.1%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.6%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ephrata, WA

People in group quarters in Ephrata in 2010:

  • 239 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 29 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 28 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 23 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Ephrata in 2000:

  • 173 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 29 people in nursing homes
  • 23 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 13 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 13 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 11 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 2 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Ephrata compared to Washington state average:

Ephrata, Washington environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Ephrata (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Ephrata Branch at 121 Basin Street, N. W., branch established on 1954/01/04. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Ephrata Branch at 109 West Division Ave, branch established on 1976/07/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • AmericanWest Bank: Ephrata Financial Center at 261 Basin Street Sw, branch established on 1989/06/15. Info updated 2011/12/12: Bank assets: $2,274.6 mil, Deposits: $1,889.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: Skbhc Holdings Llc
  • Washington Trust Bank: Ephrata Branch at 12 Basin Street, N.W., branch established on 1967/05/08. Info updated 2009/02/17: Bank assets: $4,172.4 mil, Deposits: $3,522.4 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 41 total offices, Holding Company: W.T.b. Financial Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ephrata, Washington:

  • Ephrata Travelodge, 31 Basin St SW, Ephrata, WA 98823 , Phone: (509) 754-4651
  • Best Western Rama Inn, 1818 Basin St SW, Ephrata, WA 98837 , Phone: (509) 754-7111, Fax: (509) 754-7171
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ephrata, Washington

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 (95%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Ephrata city (based on Grant County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.20%
Here43.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist Church
Adherents40.2%17.6%7.1%5.5%3.4%
Congregations7.7%16.2%3.4%10.3%4.3%
NameChristian and Missionary AlliancePresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents3.2%2.8%2.3%2.0%15.8%
Congregations0.9%6.0%5.1%4.3%41.9%
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: 18
Grant County:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Grant County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Grant County:

5.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 50
Here:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.0%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Grant County:

30.6%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.6%
State:

13.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$10,367$41,4680$0
Other Government Administration 2$11,690$70,1408$1,900
Police Protection - Officers 13$57,908$53,4540$0
Police - Other 3$9,245$36,9800$0
Firefighters 1$4,770$57,2400$0
Fire - Other 0$0 1$1,632
Streets and Highways 6$25,339$50,6780$0
Sewerage 2$9,161$54,9660$0
Parks and Recreation 4$14,527$43,58121$5,924
Water Supply 3$12,636$50,5440$0
Other and Unallocable 6$25,107$50,2140$0
Totals for Government 43$180,750$50,44230$9,456

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $37,000 ($4.67)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($0.51)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($0.13)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $894,000 ($112.94)
    General - Other: $514,000 ($64.93)
    Health Services - Other: $493,000 ($62.28)
    Water Utilities: $420,000 ($53.06)
    Sewerage: $374,000 ($47.25)
    Financial Administration: $340,000 ($42.95)
    Parks & Recreation: $263,000 ($33.22)
    Fire Protection: $225,000 ($28.42)
    Regular Highways: $212,000 ($26.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $144,000 ($18.19)
    Central Staff Services: $114,000 ($14.40)
    General Public Buildings: $68,000 ($8.59)
    Housing & Community Development: $64,000 ($8.08)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $59,000 ($7.45)
    Libraries: $26,000 ($3.28)
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,000 ($1.01)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $445,000 ($56.22)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $1,504,000 ($189.99)
    Regular Highways: $415,000 ($52.43)
    Fire Protection: $58,000 ($7.33)
    General - Other: $21,000 ($2.65)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($0.88)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($0.25)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,199,000 ($277.79)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,130,000 ($142.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $713,000 ($90.07)
    All Other: $667,000 ($84.26)
    Parks & Recreation: $51,000 ($6.44)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,000 ($0.38)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $152,000 ($19.20)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $212,000 ($26.78)
    Property Sale Other: $96,000 ($12.13)
    Rents: $55,000 ($6.95)
    Special Assessments: $19,000 ($2.40)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $953,000 ($120.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $354,000 ($44.72)
    All Other: $264,000 ($33.35)
    General Support: $59,000 ($7.45)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $830,000 ($104.85)
    Property: $806,000 ($101.82)
    Public Utilities: $487,000 ($61.52)
    NEC: $108,000 ($13.64)
    Other Selective Sales: $59,000 ($7.45)

Ephrata government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $7,422,000 ($937.59)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $118,000 ($14.91)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,345,000 ($169.91)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $5,738,000 ($724.86)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $457,000 ($57.73)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,777,000 ($477.13)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $58,000 ($7.33)

6.61% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,980 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
Washington average:

7.86%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($149 average AGI)
Grant County:

0.05%
Washington average:

0.26%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from King County, WA  0.72% ($38,412 average AGI)
from Spokane County, WA  0.51% ($26,556)
from Adams County, WA  0.41% ($29,634)


6.85% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,395 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Washington average:

7.07%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Spokane County, WA  0.71% ($31,086 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.47% ($30,026)
to Benton County, WA  0.41% ($34,910)

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.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)

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)
  • 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)
  • KRCW (96.3 FM; ROYAL CITY, WA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUCATIONAL RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • K257DN (99.3 FM; BREWSTER, WA; Owner: BREWSTER GRANGE #1018)
  • KKRV (104.7 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KPLW (89.9 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: GROWING CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION)
  • KOHO-FM (101.1 FM; LEAVENWORTH, WA; Owner: ICICLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEYG-FM (98.5 FM; GRAND COULEE, WA; Owner: WHEELER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMLW (88.3 FM; MOSES LAKE, WA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • K204DH (88.7 FM; HANFORD, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • 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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Ephrata, Washington:
  • Fatal accident count: 11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 13
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 29
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Washington average:
  • Fatal accident count: 119
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 53
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 300
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 19

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: 2
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total costs: $8,166,000
Total average daily traffic: 13,759
Total average daily truck traffic: 942
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 20,541


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 110
  • Hazardous Condition: 18
  • Service Call: 9
  • Good Intent Call: 19

Incident types - Ephrata


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ephrata, WA

Most common first names in Ephrata, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6276.0 years
William5173.3 years
Robert5171.1 years
Mary4179.4 years
James4074.0 years
George3278.6 years
Charles2877.4 years
Ruth2782.0 years
Margaret2380.7 years
Richard2162.5 years
Most common last names in Ephrata, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2578.7 years
Anderson2278.0 years
Smith2077.7 years
Davis1672.8 years
Nelson1476.1 years
Miller1076.5 years
Taylor973.1 years
Meyer978.7 years
Moore981.7 years
Wilson976.4 years
Businesses in Ephrata, WA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Rite Aid1
AutoZone1Safeway1
Best Western1Sears1
Burger King1Starbucks1
FedEx2Subway1
GNC1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1Travelodge1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
MasterBrand Cabinets1UPS1
McDonald's1Vons1
RadioShack1Walmart1
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