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, 2012 was used to determine the number of members in each state.[1][2][3] The United States Census Bureau 2012 Census 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 36,255 4,822,023 0.75% 7 42 33 78 1 1 36
Alaska 33,204 731,449 4.54% 7 55 28 84 1 1 15
Arizona 410,263 6,626,624 6.19% 96 719 86 836 6 4 66
Arkansas 29,345 2,949,131 0.97% 6 38 26 66 1 21
California 780,200 38,340,000 2.03% 157 1,184 164 1,355 19 7 184
Colorado 149,876 5,187,582 2.89% 33 272 31 306 4 1 52
Connecticut 15,352 3,590,347 0.43% 3 28 5 34 9
Delaware 5,192 917,092 0.57% 2 9 3 12 3
District of Columbia 2,488 632,323 0.39% 2 1 3
Florida 146,509 19,317,568 0.76% 27 186 50 238 5 2 69
Georgia 81,563 9,919,945 0.82% 16 111 40 150 3 1 42
Hawaii 73,471 1,404,054 5.23% 16 124 11 138 1 2 25
Idaho 425,739 1,595,728 26.68% 127 999 82 1,102 4 4 63
Illinois 56,932 12,875,255 0.44% 12 93 34 127 3 2 36
Indiana 42,856 6,537,334 0.66% 11 68 31 99 1 29
Iowa 26,547 3,074,186 0.86% 7 41 28 69 1 29
Kansas 35,902 2,885,905 1.24% 7 55 20 75 1 25
Kentucky 33,757 4,380,415 0.77% 7 44 33 77 1 1 23
Louisiana 29,682 4,601,893 0.64% 6 34 19 53 1 1 13
Maine 10,845 1,329,192 0.82% 2 17 10 27 11
Maryland 43,459 5,884,563 0.74% 8 67 14 81 2 1 13
Massachusetts 26,423 6,646,144 0.40% 4 39 13 52 1 1 12
Michigan 43,579 9,883,360 0.44% 8 1 62 33 95 2 1 42
Minnesota 31,871 5,379,139 0.59% 8 56 24 75 1 1 23
Mississippi 21,699 2,984,926 0.73% 4 28 16 44 1 16
Missouri 68,962 6,021,988 1.15% 15 111 37 151 2 2 45
Montana 48,344 1,005,141 4.76% 11 78 42 124 1 1 46
Nebraska 24,140 1,855,525 1.30% 4 41 20 60 1 1 18
Nevada 180,600 2,788,931 6.48% 34 295 29 327 3 2 29
New Hampshire 8,298 1,320,718 0.63% 3 15 5 19 1 6
New Jersey 33,066 8,864,590 0.37% 5 1 37 23 61 1 18
New Mexico 69,703 2,085,538 3.34% 13 95 47 142 2 1 31
New York 80,535 19,570,261 0.41% 16 1 88 64 149 4 2 53
North Carolina 81,189 9,752,073 0.83% 16 115 39 154 2 1 46
North Dakota 9,994 699,628 1.43% 3 8 9 21 1 7
Ohio 60,364 11,544,225 0.52% 13 99 30 125 3 1 43
Oklahoma 45,734 3,814,820 1.20% 7 59 25 86 2 1 24
Oregon 152,011 3,899,353 3.90% 36 253 50 306 3 2 66
Pennsylvania 51,527 12,763,536 0.40% 11 80 26 106 2 41
Rhode Island 4,133 1,050,292 0.39% 6 2 8 1
South Carolina 39,473 4,723,723 0.84% 6 49 14 68 1 1 19
South Dakota 10,644 833,354 1.28% 2 1 10 23 33 1 11
Tennessee 48,612 6,456,243 0.75% 11 74 28 102 2 2 30
Texas 325,946 26,059,203 1.25% 61 3 488 132 620 8 4 112
Utah 1,975,939 2,900,872 68.12% 573 1 4,481 334 4,816 9 14 148
Vermont 4,600 626,011 0.73% 1 8 4 12 6
Virginia 93,395 8,185,867 1.14% 20 157 40 197 3 35
Washington 279,492 6,897,012 4.05% 57 463 65 543 7 3 78
West Virginia 17,227 1,855,413 0.93% 4 25 12 37 1 14
Wisconsin 25,693 5,726,398 0.45% 6 42 26 68 1 24
Wyoming 66,259 582,658 11.37% 17 137 18 155 38

Territories[edit]

State Membership Population % LDS Stakes [5] Districts [5] Wards [6] Branches [6] Total Congregations Missions Temples
American Samoa 15,411 54,947 28.1% 4 31 5 36
Guam 2,252 185,674 1.41% 1 4 4 1
Northern Mariana Islands 753 51,395 1.47% 1 1
Puerto Rico 20,940 3,667,084 0.56% 5 27 14 41 1
Virgin Islands (US) 570 105,275 0.54% 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%

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