Ephrata, WA Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 6,808. Estimated population in July 2020: 7,178 (+5.4% change)
Males: 3,362 (49.4%), Females: 3,446 (50.6%)

Grant County

Zip code: 98823

Median resident age: 35.7 years
Median household income: $35,060
Median house value: $88,700

Races in Ephrata:

  • White Non-Hispanic (86.1%)
  • Hispanic (10.3%)
  • Other race (5.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • American Indian (1.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (20.7%), Irish (11.6%), English (11.3%), United States (9.2%), Norwegian (5.5%), French (3.0%).

Elevation: 1250 feet

Land area: 10.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Ephrata

  • High school or higher: 83.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 21.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ephrata city

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 58.2%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

8.2% Foreign born (5.7% Latin America, 1.1% North America, 0.8% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,271 (+23.0%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Ephrata:

  • COLUMBIA BASIN HOSPITAL (200 SOUTHEAST BOULEVARD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Ephrata:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ephrata:

  • GRANT CO INTL (about 18 miles; MOSES LAKE, WA; Abbreviation: MWH)
  • PANGBORN MEMORIAL (about 46 miles; WENATCHEE, WA; Abbreviation: EAT)
  • TRI-CITIES (about 80 miles; PASCO, WA; Abbreviation: PSC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ephrata:

  • EPHRATA MUNI (about 4 miles; EPHRATA, WA; Abbreviation: EPH)
  • QUINCY MUNI (about 22 miles; QUINCY, WA; Abbreviation: 80T)
  • MOSES LAKE MUNI (about 26 miles; MOSES LAKE, WA; Abbreviation: W20)
Amtrak station:
EPHRATA (24 ALDER ST. NW). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, intercity bus service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ephrata:

  • WENATCHEE VALLEY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; WENATCHEE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,074)
  • CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 71 miles; ELLENSBURG, WA; Full-time enrollment: 7,420)
  • COLUMBIA BASIN COLLEGE (about 79 miles; PASCO, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,529)
  • YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 86 miles; YAKIMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,906)
  • WALLA WALLA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 120 miles; WALLA WALLA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,812)
  • EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 135 miles; CHENEY, WA; Full-time enrollment: 7,852)
  • WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 136 miles; PULLMAN, WA; Full-time enrollment: 18,110)

Schools

Public high schools in Ephrata:

  • EPHRATA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 735; Location: 333 4TH AVE NW; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • GRANT CO DETENTION CTR (Students: 26; Location: 303 ABLE RD; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Ephrata:

  • COLUMBIA RIDGE ELEMENTARY (Students: 433; Location: 60 H SE; Grades: KG – 04)
  • GRANT ELEMENTARY (Students: 402; Location: 451 3RD NW; Grades: PK – 06)
  • EPHRATA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 350; Location: 384 ‘A’ SE; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • PARKWAY SCHOOL (Students: 328; Location: 1011 PARKWAY BLVD; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • BEEZLEY SPRINGS ELEMENTARY (Students: 4; Location: 501 C ST NW; Grades: PK – KG)
Private primary/middle schools in Ephrata:

  • NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 86; Location: 911 E. DIVISION; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST ROSE OF LIMA CATHOLIC SCHOO (Students: 79; Location: 520 S E BLVD; Grades: PK – 6)