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.
Ephrata is a blue-collar town, with 37.61% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Ephrata is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ephrata who work in office and administrative support (13.30%), management occupations (7.85%), and farm management occupations (7.39%).
The percentage of adults in Ephrata who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.83% of the adults in Ephrata have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ephrata in 2010 was $20,360, which is lower middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,440 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 20.33% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ephrata include Irish, English, French , and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Ephrata is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.