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Sanpete County, Utah


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Statistics & Facts

The Utah state capital is Salt Lake City.
The population of Manti is approximately 3,348 (2009), 3276 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,010 (2000), 1037 (2010).
The amount of land area in Manti is 4.964 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Manti is 1.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Manti to Washington DC is 1963 miles.
The distance to the Utah state capital is 109 miles. (as the crow flies)
Manti is positioned 39.26 degrees north of the equator and 111.63 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Manti elevation is 5,530 feet above sea level.
Manti per capita income is $ 13,454 (2009).
Manti median income is $ 42,158 (2009).
The Manti median home price is $ 128,709 (2009).
Manti average annual precipitation is 12.87 inches peryear.
Manti average annual snowfall is 53.4 inches per year.
The average low temperature is 33.8 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 61.7 degrees F.


in the Sanpete Valley of central Utah, 7 miles south of Ephraim and about 68 miles from Provo. Other nearby communities include Sterling, Mayfield, Hunnison, Fayette, Wales, Centerfield and Spring City.
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semi-arid with warm summers and cold winters. Due to its higher elevation, the total climate is cooler than other areas of Utah. The wettest time of year tends to be in the Spring with summer being the driest time. Snowfall is heavy during the winter and early spring. The record high was 110 degrees F. set in 1895 and the record low is a -27 degrees F., set in 1937.
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History & History Related Items

Leaving Salt Lake City in late October 1849, 224 people, including children, arrived in what would become Manti by late November. This was to be the first settlement south of Provo at special invitation from the Ute Chief. He invited Brigham Young to sent a colony to live alongside his own encampments and those of Chief Sanpeetch. The meaning of the words, Sanpeetch, are unknown, but may have something to do with red earth. The river in this area is still called Sanpitch, but the name of both the county and the valley has evolved to Sanpete.

The townsite was named Manti in the summer of 1850 by Brigham Young. It was suggested by the patriarch, Isaac Morley. The name is from Alma in the Book of Mormon. Manti was incorporated in February of 1851. The first mayor was Dan Jones, a Welsh native. Many Danish converts came to Manti in 1853.

The Mormon Temple at Manti, which was begun in 1877 and dedicated in 1888, is a feature of the city. Another historical building is the Patten House (1854), built by John Patten of pioneer rubble rock.
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The settling of Manti

October 1849

The founding of Manti


The incorporation of Manti

February, 1851


Mormon Miracle Pageant - Utah's biggest outdoor pageant, held each summer on "Temple Hill." The pageant is attended by 15,000 to 25,000 people each night to see American and Mormon history unfold in musical drama against the backdrop of the Mormon Latter Day Saints Temple.
4 N 100 E
Manti, UT 84642-1101
Phone: 435-835-3000
Toll-free: 888-255-8860
In 2003, over 4 million people came to see this pageant!

Manti Utah Temple

Sanpete County Fair
The county fair is held annually in mid August at the country fairgrounds in Manti. Activities include a carnival, rodeo, demolition derby, livestock show, craft show, pet show, food booths and more. For more information please call: 435-835-1351.

Sanpete County Travel & Heritage Council

See photos of Manti and the area.
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Manti City Government

City of Manti official site.
50 S. Main
P.O. Box 195
Manti, Utah 84642
Phone: 435-835-2401


Manti is the county seat of Sanpete County

County Courthouse
160 North Main Street
Manti, UT 84642-1268
Phone: 435-835-2131
FAX: 435-835-2143

Sanpete official county website

Sanpete County Clerk
160 N Main St
P.O. Box 100
Manti, UT 84642
Phone: 435-835-2131

Manti Historical Events

2002 September 8
Manti took a direct hit from an F2 tornado on 8 September 2002. Very few tornados touch down in the entire state of Utah each year. This tornado lasted about 15 minutes on the ground doing around $ 2 million in damages. Luckily, no one was injured or killed in the storm.
The historic Manti City Hall began construction in 1875. However, due to lack of funds, the building was built in stages. Each stage was built as the people of Manti had enough money to do the project. The first usable room was finally finished in 1882 and was used by the City Council. The building was used as the City Hall until 1986. It stood empty for several years until June of 2002 when restoration began. Donations and grants were received and hundreds of hours were donated to work on the building which is listed on the National Historic Register.
1850, Spring
The first settlers in Manti found a large rattlesnake den in town. They killed 300 snakes the first day!

Manti Chamber

Sanpete County Chamber of Commerce
345 West 100 North
Box 59
Ephraim, UT 84627
Phone: 435-283-4321
Toll-free: 800-283-4346

Manti Chamber of Commerce
55 N. Main
P.O. Box 196
Manti, UT 84642
Phone: 435-835-8890

Manti Organizations

Sanpete County Chamber of Commerce
345 West 100 North
Box 59
Ephraim, UT 84627
Phone: 435-283-4321
Toll-free: 800-283-4346

Manti Chamber of Commerce
55 N. Main
P.O. Box 196
Manti, UT 84642
Phone: 435-835-8890

Manti Libraries

Manti City Library
2 S. Main St
Manti, UT 84642-1349
Phone: 435-835-2201

Manti Schools

North Sanpete School District
220 E. 700 S.
Mt Pleasant, UT 84647
Phone: 435-462-2485

South Sanpete School District
39 S Main
Manti, UT 84642
Phone: 435-835-2261 Manti


The population of Manti was:
1860 - 913
1870 - 1,239
1880 - 1,748
1890 - 1,950
1900 - 2,425
1910 - 2,437
1920 - 2,412
1930 - 2,200
1940 - 2,268
1950 - 2,051
1960 - 1,739
1970 - 1,803
1980 - 2,080
1990 - 2,268
2000 - 3,040
2005 - 3,185
2009 - 3,348

Population density:
2000 - 1,560.2 persons per square mile

Number of Housing Units:
2000 - 1,010

Median age:
2000 - 26.3 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 32,844
2005 - $ 31,000
2009 - $ 42,158

Per capita income:
2000 - $ 12,677
2009 - $ 13,454

Median house value:
2000 - $ 98,100
2005 - $ 100,900
2009 - $ 128,709

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

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