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The City of Ephesus had a population of 415 as of July 1, 2016. Ephesus ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ephesus is located at latitude 33.407 and longitude -85.2596 in Heard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ephesus (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Heard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,243 feet.

The City of Ephesus (GNIS ID: 2403568) 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.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Ephesus is located within Centralhatchee Division of Heard County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ephesus population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ephesus: Loftin, Strahorns, Strayhorn.

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Ephesus, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 415
Population in Households 415
Population in Familes 354
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 137
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 164
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 121
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 199 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 125 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $77,500
Average Home Value $94,200


Median Household Income $37,332
Average Household Income $48,357
Per Capita Income $18,140
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.46% -0.39%
Households -0.29% -0.25%
Families 0.54% -0.33%
Median Household Income   -0.48%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ephesus, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ephesus to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 477 24th
Population Density1 # 563 10th
Diversity Index2 # 611 3rd
Median Household Income # 323 49th
Per Capita Income # 401 36th

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