The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints membership statistics (United States)

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This page shows membership statistics of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints within the United States.

  • Official LDS Membership - Membership count on record provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These records include adults and children, and also include both active and less active members.
  • From religious surveys - General religious surveys conducted within the United States. These surveyed U.S. adults about their religious beliefs.

Official LDS Membership[edit]

Membership reported by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on January 1, 2015[citation needed] was used to determine the number of members in each state.[1][2][3] The United States Census Bureau July 1, 2014 population estimates was used as the basis for the general population.[4]


Maps[edit]

Official Latter-day Saint membership by state as of January 1, 2012 
Percent of general population that are Latter-day Saints as of January 1, 2012 
LDS Membership as Percentage of Population in 2000 

Table[edit]

Each state link gives a brief history and additional membership information for that state.

State Membership Population % LDS Stakes [5] Districts [5] Wards [6] Branches [6] Total Congregations Missions Temples Family History Centers
Alabama 36,547 4,849,377 0.75% 7 42 33 77 1 1 40
Alaska 33,375 736,732 4.53% 7 55 28 86 1 1 15
Arizona 416,192 6,731,484 6.18% 98 719 86 844 6 5 66
Arkansas 29,898 2,966,369 1.00% 7 38 26 67 1 21
California 778,629 38,802,500 2.01% 157 1,184 164 1,367 19 7 183
Colorado 151,523 5,355,866 2.82% 33 272 31 311 4 1 55
Connecticut 15,571 3,596,677 0.43% 3 28 5 35 9
Delaware 5,186 935,614 0.55% 2 9 3 12 3
District of Columbia 2,562 658,893 0.38% 2 1 3
Florida 149,355 19,893,297 0.75% 28 186 50 241 5 2 69
Georgia 82,857 10,097,343 0.82% 16 111 40 151 3 1 42
Hawaii 73,660 1,419,561 5.18% 16 124 11 138 1 2 25
Idaho 430,757 1,634,464 26.35% 127 999 82 1,117 4 4 63
Illinois 57,080 12,880,580 0.44% 12 93 34 130 3 2 36
Indiana 43,614 6,596,855 0.66% 11 68 31 100 1 29
Iowa 27,131 3,107,126 0.87% 7 41 28 69 1 30
Kansas 36,377 2,904,021 1.25% 7 55 20 78 1 25
Kentucky 34,210 4,413,457 0.77% 7 44 33 78 1 1 23
Louisiana 29,779 4,649,676 0.64% 6 36 19 54 1 1 13
Maine 10,876 1,330,089 0.81% 2 17 10 26 11
Maryland 43,439 5,976,407 0.72% 8 67 14 81 2 1 13
Massachusetts 26,678 6,745,408 0.39% 4 39 13 52 1 1 12
Michigan 43,748 9,909,877 0.44% 8 1 62 33 94 2 1 41
Minnesota 32,030 5,457,173 0.58% 8 56 24 76 1 1 24
Mississippi 21,630 2,994,079 0.72% 4 28 16 44 1 16
Missouri 69,451 6,063,589 1.14% 16 111 37 152 2 2 46
Montana 48,968 1,023,579 4.78% 11 78 42 123 1 1 48
Nebraska 24,357 1,881,503 1.29% 4 41 20 60 1 1 18
Nevada 182,072 2,839,099 6.41% 34 295 29 330 3 2 29
New Hampshire 8,211 1,326,813 0.61% 3 15 5 19 1 6
New Jersey 33,164 8,938,175 0.37% 5 1 37 23 63 1 18
New Mexico 69,850 2,085,572 3.34% 13 95 47 143 2 1 31
New York 81,128 19,746,227 0.41% 16 1 88 64 150 4 2 53
North Carolina 82,162 9,943,964 0.82% 16 115 39 154 2 1 46
North Dakota 11,017 739,482 1.48% 3 8 9 22 1 7
Ohio 60,810 11,594,163 0.52% 13 99 30 126 3 1 42
Oklahoma 46,588 3,878,051 1.20% 8 59 25 88 2 1 26
Oregon 153,226 3,970,239 3.85% 36 253 50 306 3 2 65
Pennsylvania 51,406 12,787,209 0.40% 12 80 26 111 2 42
Rhode Island 4,002 1,055,173 0.37% 6 2 8 1
South Carolina 40,288 4,832,482 0.83% 6 49 14 68 1 1 19
South Dakota 10,875 853,175 1.27% 2 1 10 23 34 1 11
Tennessee 49,277 6,549,352 0.75% 11 74 28 105 2 2 30
Texas 334,772 26,956,958 1.24% 64 3 488 132 635 8 4 111
Utah 2,000,554 2,942,902 67.97% 575 1 4,481 334 4,971 9 14 152
Vermont 4,646 626,562 0.74% 1 8 4 12 6
Virginia 94,273 8,326,289 1.13% 20 157 40 197 3 36
Washington 282,356 7,061,530 3.99% 57 463 65 549 7 3 79
West Virginia 17,040 1,850,326 0.92% 4 25 12 36 1 14
Wisconsin 25,871 5,757,564 0.44% 6 42 26 68 1 24
Wyoming 67,199 584,153 11.50% 17 137 18 157 37

Territories[edit]

State Membership Population % LDS Stakes [5] Districts [5] Wards [6] Branches [6] Total Congregations Missions Temples
American Samoa 16,621 54,947 30.24% 4 31 5 36
Guam 2,265 185,674 1.21% 1 4 4 1
Northern Mariana Islands 789 51,395 1.53% 1 1
Puerto Rico 23,064 3,548,397 0.64% 5 27 14 41 1
Virgin Islands (US) 590 105,275 0.56% 2 2

From religious surveys[edit]

The American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS) 2001 was based on a random digit-dialed telephone survey of 50,281 American adults in the continental U.S.[7] Its findings are found on the map below on the left.

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life published a survey of 35,556 adults living in the United States that was conducted in 2007.[8] These results are found on the map below on the right. Note: some less populated states were combined in this survey. These include:Montana-Wyoming,D.C.-Maryland, North & South Dakota, New Hampshire-Vermont, and Connecticut-Rhode Island.

Maps[edit]

Percentage of US adult population by state claiming membership in the LDS church in the 2001 ARIS survey. Click image for map legend.
Percentage of US adult population, by state, claiming Mormon as religious preference in the 2007 survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.


2007 Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life[edit]

The 2007 Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life survey, conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International (PSRAI), found 1.7% of the U.S. adult population self identified themselves as Mormon.[9] The table below lists a few significant findings, from the survey, about Mormons.

Demographic[9] Mormons (U.S.) U.S. Avg.
Married 71% 54%
Divorced or separated 9% 12%
3 or more children at home 21% 9%
Weekly (or more) Attendance at Religious Services 76% 39%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LDS Church News - Almanac". Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "United States - LDS Statistics and Church Facts - Total Church Membership". www.mormonnewsroom.org. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Deseret News Church Almanac, 2013.
  4. ^ U.S. Census Bureau - Population Division. "State Totals: Vintage 2012 - U.S Census Bureau". Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d LDS Stake & Ward Web Site Search.
  6. ^ a b c d "LDS Maps". Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "The Graduate Center, CUNY - Page Not Found". Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Religion in American Culture -- Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life". Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  9. ^ a b Portrait of Mormons in the U.S., Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, July 24, 2009