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

The city of Nephi is located in Juab County<1> (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 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.

  • Santaquin [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santaquin
    • Santaquin [Utah County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Nephi
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,865 people
    • Former name for Santaquin:
    • Summit Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santaquin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santaquin<8>
  • Mona [Juab County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mona
    • Mona [Juab County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the north of Nephi
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,807 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mona
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mona<8>
  • Moroni [Sanpete County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moroni
    • Moroni [Sanpete County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Nephi
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,552 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moroni
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moroni<8>
  • Fountain Green [Sanpete County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Green
    • Fountain Green [Sanpete County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Nephi
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,166 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain Green have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Green
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fountain Green<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Levan [Juab County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Levan
      • Levan [Juab County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the south of Nephi
      • Estimated population in 2019: 954 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Levan have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Levan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Levan<8>
    • Goshen [Utah County]
    • Rocky Ridge [Juab County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ridge
      • Rocky Ridge [Juab County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of Nephi
      • Estimated population in 2019: 858 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ridge
    • Wales [Sanpete County]
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      • Wales [Sanpete County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Nephi
      • Estimated population in 2019: 373 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wales
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wales<8>
    • Juab [Juab County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juab
      • Juab [Juab County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Nephi
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Juab have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Juab:
      • Chicken Creek
    • Diamond [Juab County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond
      • Diamond [Juab County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of Nephi
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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.

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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.

The official website for Juab County: www.co.juab.ut.us/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Juab, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Nephi.
<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.
<4>Nephi is also known as Nephi City. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Nephi.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nephi - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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).
<7>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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Nephi. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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