Ephrata is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 13,861 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Ephrata is the 76th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Unlike some boroughs, Ephrata isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ephrata are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (15.88%), food service (8.72%), and management occupations (7.57%).
The education level of Ephrata citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.44% of adults 25 and older in Ephrata have a college degree.
The per capita income in Ephrata in 2010 was $25,356, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,424 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Swiss.
The most common language spoken in Ephrata is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and West Germanic languages.