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Welcome to Nephi (aka 'Nephi City') ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Nephi has a population of 6,378 people<2> (see below for details).
Nephi was established in 1851.
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."
The city of Nephi was previously named Salt Creek. Going back to its beginning, The community of Nephi was originally named Salt Creek<4>. For more information about the names of Nephi, see The Names of Nephi on our Genealogy Page.
Nephi is 5,140 feet [1,567 m] above sea level.<5> 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 is located in the (435) area code.
The ZIP code for Nephi: 84648<6>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Nephi had an population of 6,378 people. This is an increase of 18.35% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 34.76% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Nephi had a population of 5,389 people (which is 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 (which had a count of 4,733 people).
More information can be found on the Census 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.
Communities near Nephi ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Nephi.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Nephi. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Nephi.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Nephi.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Nephi. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers 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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for Juab County: www.co.juab.ut.us/
The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/
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This page was last modified: 14 Jan 2021