Ephrata, PA 17522 ZIP Code Profile


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Preferred City Name & Primary Data

Preferred Name, USPS
Ephrata, PA 17522

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Primary Data:

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,009
  • Single Family Addresses: 12,207
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 328
  • County: Lancaster County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.171, Longitude -76.167
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

Ephrata, PA 17522 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17522 to the other 1,556 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 81 95th
Population Density1 # 503 68th
Diversity Index2 # 475 70th
Median Household Income # 624 60th
Per Capita Income # 650 58th

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Ephrata, PA 17522 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 33,067
Population in Households 32,669
Population in Familes 27,549
Population in Group Qrtrs 398
Population Density1 746
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 12,512
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 8,814
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,110 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,542 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,970 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 598 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $192,489
Average Home Value $226,054


Median Household Income $51,857
Average Household Income $67,201
Per Capita Income $25,495
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.69% 0.69%
Households 0.83% 0.75%
Families 0.67% 0.64%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   2.84%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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