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 December 31, 2015 was used to determine the number of members in each state.[1] The United States Census Bureau July 1, 2015 population estimates was used as the basis for the general population.[2] The number of stakes, districts, and congregations were taken from the Meetinghouse Locator.[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 Stakes Districts Wards Branches Congregations Family History Centers
Alabama 36,874 4,858,979 0.76% 1 1 7 0 44 30 74 44
Alaska 33,649 738,432 4.56% 1 1 8 0 62 26 88 15
Arizona 418,959 6,828,065 6.14% 5 6 105 0 789 84 873 71
Arkansas 30,447 2,978,204 1.02% 0 2 7 0 42 25 67 25
California 773,762 39,144,818 1.98% 7 20 156 0 1,194 153 1,347 222
Colorado 151,580 5,456,574 2.78% 1 4 34 0 283 29 312 63
Connecticut 15,752 3,590,886 0.44% 0 0 3 0 29 5 34 13
Delaware 5,239 945,934 0.55% 0 0 2 0 11 2 13 3
District of Columbia 2,624 672,228 0.39% 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1
Florida 152,217 20,271,272 0.75% 2 5 30 0 209 46 255 81
Georgia 83,628 10,214,860 0.82% 1 3 16 0 113 43 156 43
Hawaii 73,740 1,431,603 5.15% 2 1 16 0 124 16 140 27
Idaho 437,106 1,654,930 26.41% 4 4 126 0 1,059 67 1,126 72
Illinois 56,920 12,859,995 0.44% 2 3 12 0 94 31 125 39
Indiana 44,071 6,619,680 0.66% 1 1 11 0 70 30 100 39
Iowa 27,675 3,123,899 0.89% 0 1 7 0 45 25 70 33
Kansas 37,099 2,911,641 1.27% 0 1 7 0 59 19 78 29
Kentucky 34,491 4,425,092 0.78% 1 1 7 0 44 34 78 26
Louisiana 29,772 4,670,724 0.64% 1 1 6 0 36 20 56 15
Maine 10,966 1,329,328 0.82% 0 0 2 0 16 10 26 10
Maryland 43,387 6,006,401 0.72% 1 2 8 0 66 13 79 15
Massachusetts 27,055 6,794,422 0.40% 1 1 4 0 42 15 57 19
Michigan 44,206 9,922,576 0.45% 1 2 8 1 61 33 94 45
Minnesota 32,321 5,489,594 0.59% 1 1 8 0 52 24 76 29
Mississippi 21,770 2,992,333 0.73% 0 1 4 0 29 17 46 20
Missouri 69,454 6,083,672 1.14% 2 2 17 0 121 29 150 53
Montana 49,597 1,032,949 4.80% 1 1 11 0 84 40 124 52
Nebraska 24,855 1,896,190 1.31% 1 1 4 0 44 18 62 18
Nevada 182,125 2,890,845 6.30% 2 3 38 0 300 27 327 32
New Hampshire 8,246 1,330,608 0.62% 0 1 3 0 15 4 19 6
New Jersey 33,352 8,958,013 0.37% 0 1 6 0 39 24 63 20
New Mexico 69,896 2,085,109 3.35% 1 2 14 0 101 53 154 30
New York 81,132 19,795,791 0.41% 2 4 16 1 92 56 148 62
North Carolina 83,829 10,042,802 0.83% 1 2 17 0 129 29 158 49
North Dakota 11,195 756,927 1.48% 1 1 3 0 17 6 23 7
Ohio 60,971 11,613,423 0.53% 1 3 13 0 101 26 127 46
Oklahoma 47,044 3,911,338 1.20% 1 1 8 0 70 23 93 28
Oregon 153,633 4,028,977 3.81% 2 3 35 0 261 53 314 74
Pennsylvania 51,336 12,802,503 0.40% 0 2 12 0 83 30 113 46
Rhode Island 4,034 1,056,298 0.38% 0 0 0 0 6 4 10 1
South Carolina 39,894 4,896,146 0.81% 1 1 6 0 56 14 70 23
South Dakota 10,422 858,469 1.21% 0 0 2 1 12 20 32 13
Tennessee 49,576 6,600,299 0.75% 2 2 12 0 77 28 105 33
Texas 341,022 27,469,114 1.24% 4 8 69 3 529 133 662 129
Utah 2,040,178 2,995,919 68.10% 16 10 578 1 4,721 327 5,048 171
Vermont 4,596 626,042 0.73% 0 0 1 0 8 4 12 8
Virginia 94,528 8,382,993 1.13% 0 3 20 0 167 31 198 46
Washington 284,631 7,170,351 3.97% 3 8 60 0 482 70 552 88
West Virginia 16,959 1,844,128 0.92% 0 1 4 0 24 10 34 14
Wisconsin 26,161 5,771,337 0.45% 0 1 6 0 44 23 67 28
Wyoming 67,680 586,107 11.55% 0 1 17 0 142 20 162 45
Totals 6,531,656 321,418,820 2.03% 74 124 1,566 7 12,299 1,900 14,199 2,121

Territories[edit]

Territory Membership Population LDS Temples Missions Stakes Districts Wards Branches Congregations Family History Centers
American Samoa 16,149 54,343 29.72% 0 0 5 0 35 6 41 4
Guam 2,295 161,785 1.42% 0 1 1 0 4 0 4 1
Northern Mariana Islands 793 52,344 1.51% 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
Puerto Rico 23,191 3,598,357 0.64% 0 1 5 0 29 12 41 8
Virgin Islands of the US 599 103,574 0.58% 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
Totals 43,027 3,970,403 1.08% 0 2 11 0 69 20 89 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". www.mormonnewsroom.org. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Population Estimates - National Totals: Vintage 2015". www.census.gov. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Meetinghouse Locator". www.lds.org. 
  4. ^ "Religion in American Culture -- Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life". Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Portrait of Mormons in the U.S., Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, July 24, 2009