Nephi, Utah

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Nephi is a city in Juab County, Utah, United States. It is part of the ProvoOrem, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 4,733 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Juab County.[3] It was settled by Mormon pioneers in 1851, and is the principal city in Juab Valley, an agricultural area. Nephi was named after one or more of the people of the same name mentioned in the Book of Mormon.



Nephi is located at 39°42′33″N 111°49′53″W / 39.70917°N 111.83139°W / 39.70917; -111.83139 (39.709303, -111.831449),[4] at 5,100 feet (1,600 m) in elevation.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.2 square miles (10.8 km²), all of it land.


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/sq mi (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.

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