The city of Nephi is technically in the Provo-Orem Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area, but it’s about 40 miles south of Provo. Situated in Juab County, it has a population of about 4,700 as of the 2000 census.
Regarded as the county seat of Juab County, settlers arrived in Salt Creek in 1851 by the Mormon pioneers. It was called Salt Creek until 1882 when it was renamed Nephi, after a notable figure in Mormon scripture. Many local areas and landmarks are still named after Salt Creek, like the nearby canyon, and the Salt Creek Waterfowl Management Area.
Since Juab County is an agricultural area, all of the city’s area is land, which is about 4.2 square miles. A notable business has been in operation there, on and off for over 50 years— Thermoid Western began operating in 1948, and currently functions under the name NRP Jones.
As of 2000, there are about 1,400 households and 1,100 families in the city. The area’s racial composition is predominantly Caucasian, at around 96 percent of the city’s population. This is followed by 2.45 percent that are Hispanic or Latino.
Did you know Brandon Flowers (of the band The Killers) lived in Nephi until his junior year in high school? Roger Boisjoly, the NASA engineer who prevented the Space Shuttle Challenger from launching, spent his senior years in the city.
Nephi gets a bit more snow that the Provo and Orem area to the north, and is a small rural community. A place for quiet relaxation and the beautiful outdoors, the rustic community is far enough away from other places that a well-protected area for your front door or your car can be quite a blessing. Let us help you get some shelter from the sun and snow— Awnings Unlimited can make it happen.
3709 South 500 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
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Nephi City Hall
21 E 100 N, Nephi, UT 84648
Nephi City Gas and Water
56 N 100 E, Nephi, UT 84648
Gas: (435) 623-4914
Water: (435) 623-2349
Nephi City Electric
10 N 350 W Nephi, UT 84648