Nephi, Utah

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Nephi, Utah
City
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; -111.83139Coordinates: 39°42′33″N 111°49′53″W / 39.70917°N 111.83139°W / 39.70917; -111.83139
Country United States
State Utah
County Juab
Settled 1851
Named for Nephi
Area
 • Total 4.2 sq mi (10.8 km2)
 • Land 4.2 sq mi (10.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 5,128 ft (1,563 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 5,438
 • Density 1,300/sq mi (500/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84648
Area code(s) 435
FIPS code 49-54220[1]
GNIS feature ID 1443793[2]

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 pioneer George Washington Bradley in 1851, and is the principal city in Juab Valley, an agricultural area. Nephi was named after Nephi, son of Lehi from the Book of Mormon. George Washington Bradley was also probate judge of Juab County for 6 years.

Geography and climate[edit]

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.

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)
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)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.31
(33.3)
1.32
(33.5)
1.61
(40.9)
1.66
(42.2)
1.61
(40.9)
0.98
(24.9)
0.75
(19)
0.90
(22.9)
1.19
(30.2)
1.57
(39.9)
1.24
(31.5)
1.30
(33)
15.46
(392.7)
Snowfall inches (cm) 12.2
(31)
10.4
(26.4)
6.6
(16.8)
2.7
(6.9)
0.4
(1)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
1.2
(3)
6.9
(17.5)
12.9
(32.8)
53.4
(135.6)
Source: NOAA[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 672
1870 1,286 91.4%
1880 1,797 39.7%
1890 2,034 13.2%
1900 2,203 8.3%
1910 2,759 25.2%
1920 2,603 −5.7%
1930 2,573 −1.2%
1940 2,835 10.2%
1950 2,990 5.5%
1960 2,566 −14.2%
1970 2,699 5.2%
1980 3,285 21.7%
1990 3,515 7.0%
2000 4,733 34.7%
2010 5,389 13.9%
Est. 2012 5,438 0.9%

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.

Famous people[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "NOWData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Marjorie Hinckley dies". Deseret News. 

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