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

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Recent Membership History
YearMembers±%
2011 6,144,582—    
2012 6,321,416+2.9%
2013 6,398,889+1.2%
2014 6,466,267+1.1%
2015 6,531,656+1.0%
2016 6,592,195+0.9%
2017 6,641,886+0.8%
2018 6,681,829+0.6%
2019 6,721,032+0.6%
Source: https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/facts-and-statistics/country/united-states

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

  • Official LDS Membership - Membership count on record provided by the LDS Church. 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 LDS Church on December 31, 2018 was used to determine the number of members in each state.[1] The LDS Church defines membership as:[2]

  1. Those who have been baptized and confirmed.
  2. Those under age nine who have been blessed but not baptized.
  3. Those who are not accountable because of intellectual disabilities, regardless of age.
  4. Unblessed children under age eight when:
    1. Two member parents request it.
    2. One member parent requests it and the nonmember parent gives permission.

The United States Census Bureau July 1, 2019 population estimates was used as the basis for the general population.[3] Each state link gives a brief history and additional membership information for that state.

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State Membership Population LDS Temples Missions Districts Stakes Wards Branches Congregations Family History Centers
Alabama 37,765 4,903,185 0.77% 1 1 0 8 48 28 76 44
Alaska 33,495 731,545 4.58% 1 1 0 8 59 21 80 15
Arizona 436,521 7,278,717 6.00% 6 6 0 115 842 84 926 74
Arkansas 32,307 3,017,804 1.07% 0 2 0 7 46 23 69 25
California 756,507 39,512,223 1.91% 7 15 0 153 1,092 137 1,229 228
Colorado 150,509 5,758,736 2.61% 2 4 0 35 279 32 311 64
Connecticut 15,946 3,565,287 0.45% 1 0 0 3 29 7 36 10
Delaware 5,634 973,764 0.58% 0 0 0 2 10 2 12 3
District of Columbia 3,144 705,749 0.45% 0 0 0 0 3 1 4 1
Florida 160,266 21,477,737 0.75% 2 4 0 33 219 48 267 84
Georgia 87,411 10,617,423 0.82% 1 2 0 17 130 34 164 44
Hawaii 75,009 1,415,872 5.30% 2 1 0 16 125 16 141 26
Idaho 462,069 1,787,065 25.86% 5 3 0 132 1,128 53 1,181 70
Illinois 56,888 12,671,821 0.45% 2 1 0 12 94 25 119 42
Indiana 45,952 6,732,219 0.68% 1 1 0 11 76 25 101 40
Iowa 28,402 3,155,070 0.90% 0 1 0 8 42 26 68 30
Kansas 38,311 2,913,314 1.32% 0 1 0 7 60 15 75 29
Kentucky 35,886 4,467,673 0.80% 1 1 0 8 49 30 79 28
Louisiana 29,589 4,648,794 0.64% 1 1 0 7 35 20 55 15
Maine 10,958 1,344,212 0.82% 0 0 0 2 18 8 26 10
Maryland 43,411 6,045,680 0.72% 1 2 0 9 63 14 77 14
Massachusetts 28,040 6,892,503 0.41% 1 1 0 6 42 15 57 18
Michigan 45,074 9,986,857 0.45% 1 2 1 8 60 36 96 43
Minnesota 33,276 5,639,632 0.59% 1 1 0 8 52 23 75 29
Mississippi 21,649 2,976,149 0.73% 0 0 0 4 29 21 50 20
Missouri 72,525 6,137,428 1.18% 2 2 0 18 132 22 154 51
Montana 50,552 1,068,778 4.73% 1 1 0 13 87 39 126 50
Nebraska 25,098 1,934,408 1.30% 1 1 0 5 40 17 57 18
Nevada 184,703 3,080,156 6.00% 2 3 0 42 318 32 350 34
New Hampshire 8,872 1,359,711 0.65% 0 1 0 3 16 5 21 6
New Jersey 34,173 8,882,190 0.38% 0 1 0 6 42 22 64 20
New Mexico 69,488 2,096,829 3.31% 1 2 0 14 103 35 138 31
New York 83,293 19,453,561 0.43% 2 2 1 17 92 48 140 65
North Carolina 89,083 10,488,084 0.85% 1 2 0 17 141 32 173 51
North Dakota 11,550 762,062 1.52% 1 1 0 3 21 5 26 7
Ohio 62,623 11,689,100 0.54% 1 2 0 13 102 23 125 46
Oklahoma 49,227 3,956,971 1.24% 1 1 0 9 74 19 93 30
Oregon 153,540 4,217,737 3.64% 2 3 0 35 259 47 306 76
Pennsylvania 52,290 12,801,989 0.41% 1 2 0 12 78 30 108 46
Rhode Island 4,259 1,059,361 0.40% 0 0 0 1 6 2 8 1
South Carolina 41,358 5,148,714 0.80% 1 1 0 9 59 12 71 23
South Dakota 10,610 884,659 1.20% 0 0 0 2 12 18 30 13
Tennessee 52,920 6,829,174 0.77% 2 2 0 12 79 31 110 35
Texas 362,037 28,995,881 1.25% 4 8 2 77 599 124 723 138
Utah 2,126,216 3,205,958 66.32% 17 10 1 604 4,914 315 5,229 170
Vermont 4,623 623,989 0.74% 0 0 0 1 7 5 12 8
Virginia 96,496 8,535,519 1.13% 0 2 0 22 173 31 204 46
Washington 289,479 7,614,893 3.80% 3 7 0 62 476 68 544 97
West Virginia 17,143 1,792,147 0.96% 0 1 0 4 24 11 35 14
Wisconsin 27,125 5,822,434 0.47% 0 1 0 6 48 19 67 29
Wyoming 67,729 578,759 11.70% 1 1 0 17 145 26 171 46
Totals 6,721,031 328,239,523 2.05% 81 108 5 1,643 12,677 1,782 14,459 2,157

Territories[edit]

Territory Membership Population LDS Temples Missions Districts Stakes Wards Branches Congregations Family History Centers
American Samoa 16,490 49,437 33.36% 0 0 0 5 38 5 43 5
Guam 2,550 168,485 1.51% 0 1 0 1 4 1 5 1
Northern Mariana Islands 865 51,433 1.68% 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Puerto Rico 23,395 3,189,068 0.73% 0 1 0 5 27 12 39 8
US Virgin Islands 589 106,235 0.55% 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
Totals 43,889 3,564,658 1.23% 0 2 0 11 70 20 90 15

From religious surveys[edit]

2001 American Religious Identification Survey[edit]

Percentage of US adult population by state claiming membership in the LDS church in the 2001 ARIS survey. Click image for map legend.

The 2001 American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS) was based on a random digit-dialed telephone survey of 50,281 American adults in the continental U.S.

2007 Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life[edit]

Percentage of US adult population, by state, claiming Mormon as religious preference in the 2007 survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life published a survey of 35,556 adults living in the United States that was conducted in 2007.[4] The 2007 survey, conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International (PSRAI), found 1.7% of the U.S. adult population self identified themselves as Mormon.[5] The table below lists a few significant findings, from the survey, about Mormons. 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.

Demographic 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 Statistics and Church Facts". Mormon Newsroom. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Membership record". LDSTech Wiki. Archived from the original on 31 October 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  3. ^ "State Population Totals: 2010-2018". www.census.gov. Archived from the original on 2019-04-13. Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  4. ^ "Religion in American Culture -- Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life". Archived from the original on 14 February 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  5. ^ Portrait of Mormons in the U.S. Archived 2009-07-30 at the Wayback Machine, Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, July 24, 2009