Ephrata is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 13,885 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Ephrata is the 76th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Ephrata is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Ephrata is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ephrata who work in office and administrative support (16.80%), sales jobs (9.61%), and food service (8.46%).
In terms of college education, Ephrata is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.90% of adults 25 and older in Ephrata have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ephrata in 2010 was $25,339, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $101,356 for a family of four. However, Ephrata contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Ephrata home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ephrata residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ephrata include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Ephrata is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.