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Ephrata, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Ephrata had a population of 7,899 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Ephrata is located at latitude 47.3126 and longitude -119.5353 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ephrata (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,276 feet.

The City of Ephrata (GNIS ID: 2410450) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Ephrata is located within Ephrata-Soap Lake Division of Grant County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ephrata population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ephrata: Beasley Springs, Indian Grave Springs.

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Ephrata, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,899
Daytime Population: Workers 4,846
Daytime Population: Residents 4,253
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,099
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 7,609
Population in Familes 6,232
Population in Group Qrtrs 290
Population Density2 783
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $41,944
Average Household Income $52,826
Per Capita Income $20,326


Total Housing Units 3,204 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,849 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,083 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 273 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $140,507
Average Home Value $167,198


Total Households 2,931
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 1,972
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.42% 0.49%
Households 0.36% 0.45%
Families 0.41% 0.38%
Median Household Income   4.04%
Per Capita Income   3.56%

Ephrata, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ephrata to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 142 78th
Population Density # 340 46th
Diversity Index # 163 74th
Median Household Income # 514 18th
Per Capita Income # 563 10th

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