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Ephrata is a township in Lancaster County, in the Lancaster metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Ephrata. For links to other places called Ephrata, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Ephrata is 40.166N. The longitude is -76.183W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 400 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,026.
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44% of Ephrata residents report German ancestry, and 6% 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 $19,588, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Ephrata residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ephrata, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $508. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,092.
Lancaster County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ephrata political report.
Ephrata restaurants taking online reservations include Doneckers Restaurant ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Ephrata workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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