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Nephi, Utah
City sign
City sign
Location in Juab County and state of Utah
Location in Juab County and state of Utah
Coordinates: 39°42′33″N 111°49′53″W / 39.70917°N 111.83139°W / 39.70917; -111.83139
NEPHI UTAH Latitude and Longitude:

39°42′33″N 111°49′53″W / 39.70917°N 111.83139°W / 39.70917; -111.83139
CountryUnited States
State Utah
County Juab
Settled1851
Named for Nephi
Area
 • Total4.6 sq mi (11.9 km2)
 • Land4.6 sq mi (11.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
5,128 ft (1,563 m)
Population
(2010)
 • Total5,389
 • Estimate 
(2017)
5,952
 • Density1,300/sq mi (502.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 ( Mountain (MST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
84648
Area code(s) 435
FIPS code49-54220 [1]
GNIS feature ID1443793 [2]
Website nephi.utah.gov

Nephi ( /ˈnf/ NEE-fy) is a city in Juab County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Provo–Orem metropolitan area. The population was 5,389 at the 2010 census [3] and an estimated 5,952 in 2017. It is the county seat of Juab County. [4] It was settled by Mormon pioneers in 1851 as "Salt Creek", and it acquired its current name in 1882. It is the principal city in the Juab Valley, an agricultural area. Nephi was named after Nephi, son of Lehi, from the Book of Mormon.

History

Before the area was settled, the site along Salt Creek was first a camping place along the Old Mormon Road to Southern California. Mormon settlers established a settlement at the site in 1851, naming it after the creek. It retained that name until 1882 when the town and its post office became Nephi. [5]

Geography and climate

Nephi is in eastern Juab County in the Juab Valley, between the Wasatch and San Pitch Mountains to the east and the lower West Hills and Long Ridge to the west. Interstate 15 runs along the eastern edge of the city, with access from Exits 222, 225, and 228. I-15 leads north 31 miles (50 km) to Spanish Fork and south 37 miles (60 km) to Scipio. Utah State Route 28, Nephi's Main Street, runs north 3 miles (5 km) to I-15 and south 41 miles (66 km) to Gunnison. Utah State Route 132 crosses Main Street in the center of town, leading southeast 22 miles (35 km) to Moroni and southwest 28 miles (45 km) to Leamington.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Nephi has a total area of 4.6 square miles (11.9 km2), all of it recorded as land. [3]

Climate data for Nephi, Utah (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 39.6
(4.2)
44.6
(7.0)
55.6
(13.1)
64.0
(17.8)
73.6
(23.1)
83.9
(28.8)
91.8
(33.2)
89.8
(32.1)
80.5
(26.9)
66.8
(19.3)
51.4
(10.8)
39.5
(4.2)
65.1
(18.4)
Average low °F (°C) 18.2
(−7.7)
21.5
(−5.8)
28.5
(−1.9)
34.3
(1.3)
42.3
(5.7)
50.1
(10.1)
58.7
(14.8)
57.5
(14.2)
48.1
(8.9)
36.9
(2.7)
26.9
(−2.8)
18.5
(−7.5)
36.8
(2.7)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 1.31
(33)
1.32
(34)
1.61
(41)
1.66
(42)
1.61
(41)
0.98
(25)
0.75
(19)
0.90
(23)
1.19
(30)
1.57
(40)
1.24
(31)
1.30
(33)
15.46
(393)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 12.2
(31)
10.4
(26)
6.6
(17)
2.7
(6.9)
0.4
(1.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
1.2
(3.0)
6.9
(18)
12.9
(33)
53.4
(136)
Source: NOAA [6]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860672
18701,28691.4%
18801,79739.7%
18902,03413.2%
19002,2038.3%
19102,75925.2%
19202,603−5.7%
19302,573−1.2%
19402,83510.2%
19502,9905.5%
19602,566−14.2%
19702,6995.2%
19803,28521.7%
19903,5157.0%
20004,73334.7%
20105,38913.9%
Est. 20175,952 [7]10.4%
U.S. Decennial Census [8]

As of the census [1] of 2000, there were 4,733 people, 1,430 households, and 1,149 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,133.8 people per square mile (438.2/km²). There were 1,552 housing units at an average density of 371.8 per square mile (143.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.98% White, 0.11% African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.97% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.45% of the population.

There were 1,430 households out of which 50.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.1% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.6% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.24 and the average family size was 3.72.

In the city, the population was spread out with 37.8% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 16.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,918, and the median income for a family was $43,327. Males had a median income of $34,792 versus $21,027 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,154. About 7.5% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 18.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Nephi city, Utah". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  5. ^ Post Offices, Utah, Juab County, Nephi (1882-Date), Salt Creek (1851-1882), from postalhistory.com accessed September 3, 2015]
  6. ^ "NOWData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved May 5, 2013.
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017 (PEPANNRES): Utah Incorporated Places". Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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