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Sanpete County, Utah


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Statistics & Facts

The Utah state capital is Salt Lake City.
The population of Ephraim is approximately 6,135 2010.
The approximate number of families is 1,275 2000, 1611 2010.
The amount of land area in Ephraim is 6.83 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Ephraim is 3.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ephraim to Washington DC is 1961 miles.
The distance to the Utah state capital is 104 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ephraim is positioned 39.35 degrees north of the equator and 111.58 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Ephraim elevation is 5,543 feet above sea level.
Ephraim per capita income is $ 15,216 2000.
Ephraim median income is $ 30,000 2000.
The Ephraim median home price is $ 117,900 2000.
Ephraim average annual precipitation is 12.8 inches peryear.
Ephraim average annual snowfall is 51.8 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 25.6 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 47.1 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 72.7 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 49.8 degrees F.


in the center of the state about 2 hrs south of Salt Lake City. Nearby communities include Manti, Wales, Spring City, Moroni, Sterling, Mount Pleasant, Mayfield and Fountain Green
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History & History Related Items

During the Black Hawk War, which ended in 1868, Ephraim played an large part in protection as the County's most important fort. Fort Ephraim was built next to a sizable Indian settlement. By 1880, the city had become about 90 percent Scandinavian. To help honor the heritage, a Scandinavian Festival was begun in 1976.

Snow College was turned over to the state in 1932 which then began to grow to its present size of approximately 2,500 students 1993-94.

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The founding of Ephraim



Scandinavian Days are held each year during Memorial Day weekend.

See photos of Ephraim and the area.

Snow College
With Snow College located in the community, the 4,500 residents see their number increased during the school by approximately 2,800 students.
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Economy & Industry

Although the local economy has long been based in agriculture, local Snow College has had a major influence on the area economy in recent years.
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Ephraim City Government

City of Ephraim
5 S. Main
Ephraim, Utah 84627
Phone: 435-283-4631

Ephraim Chamber

Ephraim City Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 504
Ephraim, Utah 84627

Ephraim Organizations

Ephraim City Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 504
Ephraim, Utah 84627

Ephraim Libraries

Ephraim Public Library
30 S. Main St.
Ephraim, Utah 84627-1310
Phone: 435-283-5143

Ephraim Schools

South Sanpete School District
39 South Main
Manti, Utah 84642
Phone: 435-835-2261
Fax: 435-835-2265

Ephraim Elementary School
151 S. Main St.
Ephraim, Utah 84627-1384
Phone: 435-283-4171

Ephraim Middle School
555 S. 100 E.
Ephraim, Utah 84627-1382
Phone: 435-283-4037

Manti High School
100 West 500 North
Manti, Utah, 84642
Phone: 435-835-2281
Fax: 435-835-2285


Snow College
150 E. 100 N.
Ephraim, Utah 84627-1203
Toll-free: 800-848-3399 Utah only
Phone: 435-283-7000
Fax: 435-283-6879 Ephraim


The population of Ephraim was:
1860 - 906
1870 - 1,167
1880 - 1,764
1890 - 1,917
1900 - 2,086
1910 - 2,296
1920 - 2,287
1930 - 2,076
1940 - 2,143
1950 - 1,987
1960 - 1,801
1970 - 2,127
1980 - 2,810
1990 - 3,363
1998 - 4,500
2000 - 4,505
2009 - 5,419
2010 - 6,135

Population Density:
2000 - 1,262 persons per square mile

Median age:
2000 - 20.2 years

Number of Housing Units:
2000 - 1,275

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 28,318
2009 - $ 34,873

Per capita Income:
2000 - $ 9.624
2009 - $ 13,025

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 116,100
2009 - $ 161,318

Ephraim is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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