Ephrata, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ephrata, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Ephrata had a population of 13,770 as of July 1, 2017. Ephrata ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ephrata is located at latitude 40.1809 and longitude -76.1802 in Lancaster County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Ephrata (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Lancaster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 361 feet.

The Borough of Ephrata (GNIS ID: 1215338) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ephrata population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ephrata: Ephratah.

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Ephrata, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,770
Daytime Population: Workers 9,046
Daytime Population: Residents 6,211
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,257
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 13,728
Population in Familes 10,830
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density2 4,029
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $50,537
Average Household Income $62,916
Per Capita Income $25,932


Total Housing Units 5,930 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,364 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,297 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 269 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $160,469
Average Home Value $181,243


Total Households 5,661
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 3,638
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.38% 0.44%
Households 0.3% 0.38%
Families 0.16% 0.29%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

Ephrata, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ephrata to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 57 97th
Population Density # 250 86th
Diversity Index # 385 78th
Median Household Income # 941 47th
Per Capita Income # 899 49th

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