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.[4] The population was 427 at the 2010 census.[5]

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
Coordinates: 33°24′18″N 85°15′35″W / 33.40500°N 85.25972°W / 33.40500; -85.25972Coordinates: 33°24′18″N 85°15′35″W / 33.40500°N 85.25972°W / 33.40500; -85.25972
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyHeard
Government
 • MayorDenny Rogers
Area
 • Total3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2)
 • Land3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,234 ft (376 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total427
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
419
 • Density141/sq mi (54.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
30170
Area code(s)706
FIPS code13-27708[2]
GNIS feature ID0355709[3]

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GeographyEdit

Ephesus is located in the northwest corner of Heard County at 33°24′18″N 85°15′35″W / 33.40500°N 85.25972°W / 33.40500; -85.25972 (33.405084, -85.259625).[6] It is 2 miles (3 km) east of the Alabama border. Georgia State Route 100 passes through the center of town, leading north 10 miles (16 km) to Bowdon and southeast 14 miles (23 km) to Franklin, the Heard County seat. Carrollton, the nearest city with more than 20,000 people, is 17 miles (27 km) to the northeast.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Ephesus has an area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), all land.[5]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1970212
1980184−13.2%
199032476.1%
200038819.8%
201042710.1%
Est. 2016419[1]−1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[2] 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.

EducationEdit

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

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 73. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Ephesus city, Georgia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.