Ephrata is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 8,047 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ephrata is the 98th largest community in Washington.
When you are in Ephrata, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 41.20% of Ephrata’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Ephrata is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ephrata who work in office and administrative support (14.43%), management occupations (9.19%), and farm management occupations (7.83%).
The citizens of Ephrata are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.05% of adults in Ephrata having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ephrata in 2010 was $21,811, which is lower middle income relative to Washington, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,244 for a family of four. However, Ephrata contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Ephrata is a very ethnically-diverse city. 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 Asian. Ephrata also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.67% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ephrata include Irish, English, French , and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Ephrata is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.