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Nephi, Utah

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Welcome to Nephi (aka 'Nephi City') ...

The city of Nephi is located in Juab County (at the time of its founding, Nephi was located in Utah Territory) and is the County Seat for Juab County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Nephi has a population of 5,952 people<1> (see below for details).

Nephi was established in 1851.

The community of Nephi was originally named Salt Creek.<2>

From The Origin of Certain Place Names,<3> the origin of Nephi is described as "Named for the youngest son of Lehi, a character of the Book of Mormon."

Nephi is 5,140 feet [1,567 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Nephi is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Nephi lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Nephi lies within the (435) area code.

The ZIP code for Nephi: 84648<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Nephi had a population of 5,389 people (or 52.6% of the total population of Juab County). This makes Nephi the county's most populous community.

The population of Nephi represents 0.19% of the population of Utah (which has 2,763,885 people), making it the state's 81st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,389 people, the population of Nephi increased 13.86% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,733 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Nephi had an population of 5,952 people. This is an increase of 10.45% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 25.76% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Nephi ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<6>.

Community   2017
Elberta   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Fountain Green   [Map]   1,126   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Goshen   [Map]   952   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Jericho Junction - Historic   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Levan   [Map]   904   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mona   [Map]   1,685   N   7 miles [11.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Nephi.

Communities Also Named Nephi ...

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

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Nephi. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Nephi. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Nephi. Our list includes 6 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Nephi:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Nephi ...

Looking for more information about Nephi? 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 Nephi, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Nephi.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nephi. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Nephi.

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<2>Nephi is also known as Nephi City. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Nephi.

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<3>The full book title is The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States (Second Edition). See our References and Mentions section for Nephi.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nephi - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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 Nephi). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Nephi or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nephi) 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 Nephi. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nephi

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nephi. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7129, Longitude: -111.8304     [Map].

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