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, 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, 2018 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 37,913 4,887,871 0.78% 1 1 0 7 45 31 76 44
Alaska 33,298 737,438 4.52% 1 1 0 8 59 21 80 15
Arizona 432,161 7,171,646 6.03% 6 6 0 115 821 83 904 74
Arkansas 31,765 3,013,825 1.05% 0 1 0 7 42 27 69 25
California 761,054 39,557,045 1.92% 7 18 0 154 1,110 130 1,240 228
Colorado 150,958 5,695,564 2.65% 2 4 0 35 277 28 305 64
Connecticut 15,834 3,572,665 0.44% 1 0 0 3 28 7 35 10
Delaware 5,620 967,171 0.58% 0 0 0 2 10 2 12 3
District of Columbia 2,805 702,455 0.40% 0 0 0 0 3 1 4 1
Florida 158,617 21,299,325 0.74% 2 5 0 32 221 49 270 84
Georgia 85,927 10,519,475 0.82% 1 3 0 17 124 36 160 44
Hawaii 74,699 1,420,491 5.26% 2 1 0 16 125 16 141 26
Idaho 456,496 1,754,208 26.02% 5 4 0 132 1,103 53 1,156 70
Illinois 57,001 12,741,080 0.45% 2 2 0 12 93 28 121 42
Indiana 45,395 6,691,878 0.68% 1 1 0 11 75 26 101 40
Iowa 28,408 3,156,145 0.90% 0 1 0 8 42 24 66 30
Kansas 38,077 2,911,505 1.31% 0 1 0 7 60 15 75 29
Kentucky 35,779 4,468,402 0.80% 1 1 0 8 48 30 78 28
Louisiana 29,750 4,659,978 0.64% 1 1 0 7 35 20 55 15
Maine 10,994 1,338,404 0.82% 0 0 0 2 18 8 26 10
Maryland 44,094 6,042,718 0.73% 1 2 0 9 64 14 78 14
Massachusetts 27,805 6,902,149 0.40% 1 1 0 6 41 16 57 18
Michigan 45,039 9,995,915 0.45% 1 2 1 8 60 35 95 43
Minnesota 33,331 5,611,179 0.59% 1 1 0 8 53 22 75 29
Mississippi 21,561 2,986,530 0.72% 0 0 0 4 30 21 51 20
Missouri 71,774 6,126,452 1.17% 2 2 0 18 130 23 153 51
Montana 50,333 1,062,305 4.74% 1 1 0 13 87 37 124 50
Nebraska 25,046 1,929,268 1.30% 1 1 0 4 41 14 55 18
Nevada 184,565 3,034,392 6.08% 2 3 0 42 315 30 345 34
New Hampshire 8,875 1,356,458 0.65% 0 1 0 3 16 5 21 6
New Jersey 33,926 8,908,520 0.38% 0 1 0 6 42 22 64 20
New Mexico 69,333 2,095,428 3.31% 1 2 0 14 103 35 138 31
New York 82,731 19,542,209 0.42% 2 3 1 17 91 48 139 65
North Carolina 87,768 10,383,620 0.85% 1 2 0 17 136 30 166 51
North Dakota 11,406 760,077 1.50% 1 1 0 3 20 5 25 7
Ohio 62,326 11,689,442 0.53% 1 2 0 13 101 23 124 46
Oklahoma 48,268 3,943,079 1.22% 1 2 0 9 73 20 93 30
Oregon 153,338 4,190,713 3.66% 2 3 0 35 257 47 304 76
Pennsylvania 51,954 12,807,060 0.41% 1 2 0 12 79 29 108 46
Rhode Island 4,165 1,057,315 0.39% 0 0 0 1 6 2 8 1
South Carolina 40,887 5,084,127 0.80% 1 1 0 7 56 13 69 23
South Dakota 10,654 882,235 1.21% 0 0 0 2 12 21 33 13
Tennessee 51,863 6,770,010 0.77% 2 2 0 12 79 32 111 35
Texas 357,625 28,701,845 1.25% 4 8 2 75 580 118 698 138
Utah 2,109,578 3,161,105 66.74% 17 10 1 596 4,824 322 5,146 170
Vermont 4,622 626,299 0.74% 0 0 0 1 7 4 11 8
Virginia 95,873 8,517,685 1.13% 0 3 0 22 171 29 200 46
Washington 289,068 7,535,591 3.84% 3 7 0 62 472 70 542 97
West Virginia 17,045 1,805,832 0.94% 0 1 0 4 24 10 34 14
Wisconsin 27,003 5,813,568 0.46% 0 1 0 6 47 19 66 29
Wyoming 67,421 577,737 11.67% 1 1 0 17 145 22 167 46
Totals 6,681,828 327,167,434 2.04% 81 117 5 1,629 12,501 1,773 14,274 2,157

Territories[edit]

Territory Membership Population LDS Temples Missions Districts Stakes Wards Branches Congregations Family History Centers
American Samoa 16,390 50,826 32.25% 0 0 0 5 38 5 43 4
Guam 2,572 167,772 1.53% 0 1 0 1 4 0 4 1
Northern Mariana Islands 839 51,994 1.61% 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Puerto Rico 23,306 3,294,626 0.71% 0 1 0 5 27 12 39 8
Virgin Islands of the US 561 106,977 0.52% 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
Totals 43,668 3,672,195 1.19% 0 2 0 11 70 19 89 14

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 13 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Membership record". LDSTech Wiki. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  3. ^ "State Population Totals: 2010-2018". www.census.gov. Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  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