Ephraim is a somewhat small city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 6,463 people and just one neighborhood, Ephraim is the 73rd largest community in Utah.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Ephraim isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ephraim are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ephraim is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ephraim who work in office and administrative support (15.52%), sales jobs (9.92%) and management occupations (9.53%).
Also of interest is that Ephraim has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.36% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Ephraim is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Ephraim to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Ephraim spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.48 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.