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Ephesus, Georgia
Ephesus in 2012
Ephesus in 2012
Location in Heard County and the state of Georgia
Location in Heard County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County Heard
Area
 • Total 3.69 sq mi (9.57 km2)
 • Land 3.69 sq mi (9.57 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,234 ft (376 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 427
 • Estimate 
(2019)
461
 • Density 124.80/sq mi (48.18/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
30170
Area code(s) 706
FIPS code 13-27708
GNIS feature ID 0355709

Ephesus is a city in Heard County, Georgia, United States. The city was founded as "Loftin", and was incorporated as "Ephesus" in 1964, after the local church and school, which had been named for the biblical city of Ephesus in present-day Turkey. The population was 427 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Ephesus is located at 33°24′18″N 85°15′35″W / 33.40500°N 85.25972°W / 33.40500; -85.25972 (33.405084, -85.259625).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 212
1980 184 −13.2%
1990 324 76.1%
2000 388 19.8%
2010 427 10.1%
2019 (est.) 461 8.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 388 people, 154 households, and 111 families residing in the town. The population density was 127.9 people per square mile (49.4/km2). There were 170 housing units at an average density of 56.0 per square mile (21.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.45% White, 0.77% African American, 0.52% Native American, and 0.26% from two or more races.

There were 154 households, out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 25.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,833, and the median income for a family was $44,250. Males had a median income of $30,750 versus $17,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,749. About 8.2% of families and 14.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.

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Education

Ephesus has a small elementary school for grades Pre-K through 5.

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