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Ephrata is a city in Grant County, in the Moses Lake metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the biblical place

The latitude of Ephrata is 47.317N. The longitude is -119.552W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,276 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,069.


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Median household income
Local
$35,060
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ephrata demographic reports
Ephrata is in the Grand Coulee Valley
Former and merged names include:
· Beasley Springs
The Egbert brothers settled here in 1882 to raise horses
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 10. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1989 movie, "Always"

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21% of Ephrata residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ephrata ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ephrata was $17,929, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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21% of Ephrata residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Ephrata, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $398.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $796.


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Libraries in Ephrata include Ephrata Community Library ... View libraries

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Grant County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ephrata political report.

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The average commute time for Ephrata workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Ephrata include Best Western, Ephrata Travelodge.

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