Ephrata, PA 17522 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 17522: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ephrata, PA 17522

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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,025
  • Single Family Addresses: 12,211
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 319
  • County: Lancaster County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.171, Longitude -76.167
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Ephrata, PA 17522 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 32,466
Population in Households 32,074
Population in Familes 26,934
Population in Group Qrtrs 392
Population Density1 782
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 12,417
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 8,706
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,946 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,401 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,016 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 529 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $198,463
Average Home Value $229,354


Median Household Income $52,396
Average Household Income $68,719
Per Capita Income $26,349
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.73% 0.68%
Households 0.86% 0.73%
Families 0.7% 0.63%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
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.


Ephrata, PA 17522 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17522 to the other 1,635 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 86 95th
Population Density1 # 502 69th
Diversity Index2 # 467 71st
Median Household Income # 708 57th
Per Capita Income # 671 59th

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