Ephrata, Washington

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Population in 2017: 8,017 (91% urban, 9% rural).
Population change since 2000: +17.8%
 
Males: 4,140  (51.6%)
Females: 3,877  (48.4%)
Median resident age:

37.7 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 98823.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $68,610 (it was $35,060 in 2000)
Ephrata:

$68,610
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,773 (it was $17,929 in 2000)

Ephrata city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $161,177 (it was $87,700 in 2000)
Ephrata:

$161,177
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $172,794; detached houses: $182,023; mobile homes: $93,856

Median gross rent in 2017: $720.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ephrata: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.0%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.7% for American Indian residents, 7.1% for other race residents, 6.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Ephrata, WA (2017)
    • 6,01973.3%White alone
    • 1,70820.8%Hispanic
    • 2152.6%Asian alone
    • 1561.9%Two or more races
    • 600.7%American Indian alone
    • 120.1%Black alone
    • 100.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Ephrata, Washington as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ephrata is 1,644 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Ephrata by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(27.8)
7
(95.9)
2
(27.2)
2
(27.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.1)
1
(12.8)
3
(37.9)
2
(25.0)
3
(37.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(37.0)
2
(24.7)
1
(12.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(41.1)
2
(27.2)
11
(150.7)
8
(108.1)
5
(65.6)
6
(77.1)
5
(63.1)
2
(25.0)
6
(74.8)
4
(49.3)
3
(37.0)
4
(49.5)
3
(37.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(111.2)
8
(109.6)
12
(163.0)
11
(150.7)
11
(148.7)
13
(170.6)
9
(115.6)
8
(101.0)
13
(162.8)
3
(37.4)
7
(86.3)
13
(160.2)
9
(111.3)
8
(99.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
208
(2,892)
119
(1,630)
117
(1,589)
164
(2,247)
124
(1,676)
120
(1,575)
74
(950.7)
93
(1,174)
105
(1,315)
49
(610.7)
73
(899.7)
97
(1,195)
95
(1,175)
90
(1,116)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
429
(5,965)
367
(5,027)
378
(5,135)
390
(5,344)
382
(5,163)
399
(5,236)
227
(2,916)
284
(3,586)
290
(3,631)
292
(3,639)
290
(3,574)
299
(3,684)
301
(3,722)
289
(3,585)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
22
(305.9)
18
(246.5)
21
(285.3)
22
(301.5)
24
(324.4)
20
(262.5)
9
(115.6)
9
(113.7)
19
(237.9)
23
(286.6)
29
(357.4)
15
(184.8)
22
(272.1)
28
(347.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(13.9)
3
(41.1)
4
(54.3)
6
(82.2)
2
(27.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(38.5)
1
(12.6)
2
(25.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)510.0445.8402.0492.5439.0405.0249.0329.5316.4296.0266.6318.5309.8290.3

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Ephrata, WA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 18 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Washington average:

1.42
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Ancestries: German (13.4%), American (8.3%), English (5.2%), Irish (5.0%), Norwegian (2.4%), Dutch (2.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1909

Elevation: 1250 feet

Land area: 9.97 square miles.

Population density: 804 people per square mile   (low).

Ephrata, Washington map

769 residents are foreign born (7.1% Latin America).

This city:

9.5%
Washington:

13.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,826 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,635 (1.0%)

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (124.1 miles , pop. 480,100).

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 )

Latitude: 47.32 N, Longitude: 119.55 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +64 (+0.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,764 (47.8%)

Area code: 509

Distribution of median household income in Ephrata, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ephrata, WA in 2017
Ephrata satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

9.2%
Washington:

5.2%
Historical population in Ephrata, WA
Historical housing units in Ephrata, WA

Population change in the 1990s: +1,271 (+23.0%).
Most common industries in Ephrata, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.6%)
  • Public administration (11.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.7%)
  • Health care (6.7%)
  • Food (5.9%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (12.9%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Construction (8.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.4%)
  • Food (7.5%)
  • Utilities (5.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.2%)
  • Health care (12.0%)
  • Public administration (9.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.9%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Ephrata, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)

Average climate in Ephrata, Washington

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Ephrata, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 69.1. This is about average.

City:

69.1
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 3.38. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.38
U.S.:

5.56
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.43. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.43
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Ephrata-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 139% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 138.6 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 143.3 miles away from Ephrata center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 130.6 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 356.6 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 467.8 miles away from Ephrata center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 482.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grant County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Ephrata:

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

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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ephrata:

  • Wenatchee Valley College (about 38 miles; Wenatchee, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,951)
  • Central Washington University (about 52 miles; Ellensburg, WA; FT enrollment: 10,960)
  • Yakima Valley Community College (about 69 miles; Yakima, WA; FT enrollment: 3,632)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 77 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 5,111)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 93 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 101 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • Gonzaga University (about 104 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)

Public high schools in Ephrata:

Private high school in Ephrata:

  • NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 137, 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: 120, 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.

Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: Ken Dow - Football player.

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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Ephrata:

Marital status in Ephrata, WA
  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

For population 25 years and over in Ephrata:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
Washington average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Ephrata
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ephrata, WA (based on Grant County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic14,5009
Evangelical Protestant9,11376
Other7,58423
Mainline Protestant3,45822
Black Protestant531
None54,412-
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: 18
Grant County:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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
Here:

5.22 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.0%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.6%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Grant County:

15.6%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

45.8%
State:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ephrata:

40.7%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Ephrata:

28.6
State:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ephrata:

23.7%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ephrata:

11.0%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.1%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
Ephrata:

51.3%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Ephrata:

75.8%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ephrata, WA 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
Police Protection - Officers 14$82,775$70,9500$0
Other Government Administration 6$36,983$73,9668$1,900
Other and Unallocable 5$24,174$58,0180$0
Financial Administration 5$18,425$44,2200$0
Streets and Highways 5$22,074$52,9780$0
Police - Other 4$15,790$47,3700$0
Water Supply 3$14,473$57,8920$0
Sewerage 2$11,060$66,3600$0
Parks and Recreation 2$9,530$57,18018$9,872
Firefighters 2$9,941$59,6460$0
Fire - Other 1$3,288$39,4561$1,066
Totals for Government 49$248,513$60,86027$12,838

Ephrata government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,000 ($0.62)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,805,000 ($225.15)
    Water Utilities: $1,048,000 ($130.72)
    Sewerage: $918,000 ($114.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $759,000 ($94.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $588,000 ($73.34)
    General - Other: $467,000 ($58.25)
    Regular Highways: $458,000 ($57.13)
    Local Fire Protection: $414,000 ($51.64)
    Financial Administration: $375,000 ($46.78)
    Central Staff Services: $201,000 ($25.07)
    Libraries: $193,000 ($24.07)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $107,000 ($13.35)
    Housing and Community Development: $82,000 ($10.23)
    General Public Buildings: $67,000 ($8.36)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $25,000 ($3.12)
    Health - Other: $4,000 ($0.50)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $151,000 ($18.83)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $212,000 ($26.44)
    Sewerage: $209,000 ($26.07)
    Financial Administration: $22,000 ($2.74)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,303,000 ($412.00)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $35,000 ($4.37)

Ephrata government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,219,000 ($152.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $929,000 ($115.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $201,000 ($25.07)
    Other: $76,000 ($9.48)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $44,000 ($5.49)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,000 ($0.12)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $113,000 ($14.10)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $444,000 ($55.38)
    Interest Earnings: $95,000 ($11.85)
    Rents: $16,000 ($2.00)
    Donations From Private Sources: $9,000 ($1.12)
    Sale of Property: $8,000 ($1.00)
    Fines and Forfeits: $5,000 ($0.62)
    Special Assessments: $4,000 ($0.50)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,579,000 ($196.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $261,000 ($32.56)
    Highways: $159,000 ($19.83)
    General Local Government Support: $90,000 ($11.23)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,133,000 ($141.32)
    Property: $1,012,000 ($126.23)
    Public Utilities Sales: $561,000 ($69.98)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $66,000 ($8.23)
    Other License: $63,000 ($7.86)
    Other Selective Sales: $57,000 ($7.11)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $28,000 ($3.49)
    Amusements Sales: $9,000 ($1.12)

Ephrata government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,650,000 ($1328.43)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,930,000 ($1238.62)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $855,000 ($106.65)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $135,000 ($16.84)

Ephrata government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,680,000 ($459.02)

5.60% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,029 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
Washington average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from King County, WA  0.49% ($77,304 average AGI)
from Adams County, WA  0.43% ($41,557)
from Spokane County, WA  0.35% ($35,402)


5.71% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,278 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
Washington average:

6.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Spokane County, WA  0.55% ($40,208 average AGI)
to Yakima County, WA  0.35% ($29,616)
to Adams County, WA  0.33% ($38,486)
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

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.)
Ephrata fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Ephrata fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 98ft / 29.6mTotal length
  • $19,477,000Total costs
  • 26,050Total average daily traffic
  • 2,017Total average daily truck traffic
  • 60,229Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ephrata, WA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ephrata, WA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ephrata)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 109 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Ephrata, WA)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 157 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ephrata)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Ephrata)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 74. The highest number of fire incidents - 120 took place in 2007, and the least - 3 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Ephrata, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (57.7%), and Structure Fires (28.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ephrata, WA
    • 72757.7%Outside Fires
    • 35628.2%Structure Fires
    • 12810.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 504.0%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ephrata, WA
  • 93.9%Electricity
  • 3.6%Wood
  • 1.7%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ephrata, WA
  • 99.3%Electricity
  • 0.7%Wood


Ephrata compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Ephrata on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children (population 1,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: legal occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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