The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Idaho

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The Idaho Falls Idaho Temple as seen from an overlook

As of January 1, 2011, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reported 414,182 members in 121 stakes,[1] 1,077 congregations (979 wards[2] and 98 branches[2]), four missions, and four temples in Idaho, with a fifth announced.[3] Rexburg, Idaho is home to Brigham Young University–Idaho, previously known as Ricks College.

Idaho has the third most Mormons of any U.S. state (after Utah and California), and the second-highest percentage of Mormons (after Utah). Mormonism is strongest in Eastern Idaho.

History[edit]

A brief history can be found at LDS Newsroom (Idaho) or Deseret News 2010 Church Almanac (Idaho)

Membership history[edit]

Year Membership
1900 29,421
1920 77,900
1930 87,100
1940 105,200
1950 137,250
1960 168,900
1970 183,400
1980 272,670
1990 296,782
1999 343,489
2008 406,764
2012 417,002

Missions[edit]

Mission Organized
Idaho Boise Mission July 1, 1974
Idaho Nampa Mission July 1, 2013
Idaho Pocatello Mission July 1, 1991
Idaho Twin Falls Mission July 1, 2013

Temples[edit]

Idaho currently has 4 temples in operation. On April 2, 2011, the Meridian Idaho Temple was announced

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Idaho Falls, Idaho, US
3 March 1937
23 September 1945 by George Albert Smith
43°29′59.34840″N 112°2′29.39999″W / 43.4998190000°N 112.0414999972°W / 43.4998190000; -112.0414999972 (Idaho Falls Idaho Temple)
92,177 sq ft (8,564 m2) and 143 ft (44 m) high on a 7 acre (2.8 ha) site
Modern, center spire - designed by John Fetzer, Sr.

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Boise, Idaho, US
31 March 1982
25 May 1984 by Gordon B. Hinckley
18 November 2012 by Thomas S. Monson
43°35′36.68279″N 116°16′30.12240″W / 43.5935229972°N 116.2750340000°W / 43.5935229972; -116.2750340000 (Boise Idaho Temple)
35,868 sq ft (3,332 m2) and 112 ft (34 m) high on a 4.83 acre (2 ha) site
Modern adaptation of six-spire design - designed by Church A&E Services
The rededication in 1987 was for an addition only. The Boise Idaho Temple was closed for additional renovations in July 2011 and rededicated in November 2012.[4]

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Rexburg, Idaho, USA
20 December 2003
10 February 2008 by Thomas S. Monson
43°48′38.55240″N 111°46′44.71680″W / 43.8107090000°N 111.7790880000°W / 43.8107090000; -111.7790880000 (Rexburg Idaho Temple)
57,504 sq ft (5,342 m2) and 169 ft (52 m) high on a 10 acre (4 ha) site
Classic modern, single-spire - designed by Architectural Nexus; Bob Petroff
First temple dedicated by Thomas Monson as President of the Church

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Twin Falls, Idaho, USA
2 October 2004
24 August 2008 by Thomas S. Monson
42°35′12.05520″N 114°26′29.66640″W / 42.5866820000°N 114.4415740000°W / 42.5866820000; -114.4415740000 (Twin Falls Idaho Temple)
29,679 sq ft (2,757 m2) and 159 ft (48 m) high on a 9.1 acre (3.7 ha) site
Fourth temple dedicated in Idaho and, during 2008, the second temple dedicated in Idaho that year.

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Meridian, Idaho, USA
2 April 2011
23 August 2014 by David A. Bednar
43°40′18.45″N 116°24′51.71″W / 43.6717917°N 116.4143639°W / 43.6717917; -116.4143639 (Meridian Idaho Temple)
65,960 sq ft (6,128 m2) on a 12.21 acre (4.9 ha) site
Announced by Thomas S. Monson on 2 April 2011[5]

Communities[edit]

Latter-day Saints have had a significant role in establishing and settling communities within the "Mormon Corridor", including the following in Idaho:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Idaho Stakes.LDS Stake & Ward Web Sites. List of Stakes in Idaho.
  2. ^ a b LDS Meetinghouse Locator.Nearby Congregations (Wards and Branches).
  3. ^ LDS Newsroom (Statistical Information)
  4. ^ "Press release", Newsroom (LDS Church), 20 May 2011  |chapter= ignored (help)
  5. ^ "Church Announces New Temples in Canada, Colorado and Idaho" (Press release). The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints: Public Affairs Department. April 02, 2011. Retrieved December 20, 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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