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Welcome to Ephrata ...

The city of Ephrata is located in Grant County<1> and is the County Seat for Grant County.

The pronunciation of Ephrata: eh-FRAY-tuh<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ephrata has a population of 8,120 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Ephrata.

Ephrata is 1,320 feet [402 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Ephrata lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Ephrata is located in the (509) area code.

The ZIP code for Ephrata: 98823<5>

Websites for Ephrata ...

Official Website: www.ephrata.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ephrata had an population of 8,120 people. This is an increase of 5.95% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.27% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ephrata had a population of 7,664 people (which is 8.6% of the total population of Grant County). This makes Ephrata the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Ephrata represents 0.11% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 91st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,664 people, the population of Ephrata increased 12.57% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,808 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ephrata.

Communities Also Named Ephrata ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Ephrata - it's located in Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ephrata.

Communities near Ephrata ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ephrata.

  • Moses Lake [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moses Lake
    • Moses Lake [Grant County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Ephrata
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,274 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moses Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moses Lake<7>
  • Quincy [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quincy
    • Quincy [Grant County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Ephrata
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,387 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quincy<7>
  • Lakeview [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
    • Lakeview [Grant County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Ephrata
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
  • Soap Lake [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soap Lake
    • Soap Lake [Grant County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Ephrata
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,608 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soap Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Soap Lake<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stratford [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stratford
      • Stratford [Grant County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford
    • Mae [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mae
      • Mae [Grant County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mae
    • Cascade Valley [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade Valley
      • Cascade Valley [Grant County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascade Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cascade Valley
    • Palisades [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palisades
      • Palisades [Douglas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palisades
    • George [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for George
      • George [Grant County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the southwest of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 517 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on George
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for George<7>
    • Wilson Creek [Grant County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ephrata. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ephrata.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ephrata. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ephrata.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ephrata. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ephrata.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ephrata ...

Looking for more information about Ephrata? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ephrata, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ephrata.

Adding Ephrata to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ephrata in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ephrata was on a map titled Auto Trails Map - Washington and Oregon (from Rand McNally, 1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ephrata on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Washington

About Grant County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ephrata: www.ephrata.org/

The official website for Grant County: www.co.grant.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Grant, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Ephrata. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ephrata.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ephrata - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Ephrata). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ephrata or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ephrata) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ephrata. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EphrataOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ephrata. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3177, Longitude: -119.5538    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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