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, 2017 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, 2017 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.

Membership of the LDS Church
  0-24,999
  25,000-49,999
  50,000-99,999
  100,000-299,999
  300,000-999,999
  1,000,000+
Percent of citizen adherence to the LDS Church
  0.0-0.5%
  0.5-1.0%
  1.0-1.5%
  1.5-3.0%
  3.0-20%
  20-70%
State Membership Population LDS Temples Missions Congregations Family History Centers
Alabama 37,487 4,874,747 0.77% 1 1 74 44
Alaska 33,492 739,795 4.53% 1 1 82 15
Arizona 428,069 7,016,270 6.10% 6 6 895 74
Arkansas 31,254 3,004,279 1.04% 0 1 70 25
California 767,252 39,536,653 1.94% 7 20 1,278 228
Colorado 151,433 5,607,154 2.70% 2 4 304 64
Connecticut 15,870 3,588,184 0.44% 1 0 34 10
Delaware 5,527 961,939 0.57% 0 0 12 3
District of Columbia 2,848 693,972 0.41% 0 0 4 1
Florida 156,724 20,984,400 0.75% 2 5 260 84
Georgia 85,363 10,429,379 0.82% 1 3 157 44
Hawaii 74,278 1,427,538 5.20% 2 1 141 26
Idaho 450,347 1,716,943 26.23% 5 4 1,126 70
Illinois 57,111 12,802,023 0.45% 2 3 125 42
Indiana 44,876 6,666,818 0.67% 1 1 100 40
Iowa 28,160 3,145,711 0.90% 0 1 66 30
Kansas 37,780 2,913,123 1.30% 0 1 77 29
Kentucky 35,125 4,454,189 0.79% 1 1 77 28
Louisiana 29,787 4,684,333 0.64% 1 1 57 15
Maine 10,947 1,335,907 0.82% 0 0 26 10
Maryland 43,721 6,052,177 0.72% 1 2 79 14
Massachusetts 27,576 6,859,819 0.40% 1 1 57 18
Michigan 44,849 9,962,311 0.45% 1 2 95 43
Minnesota 33,012 5,576,606 0.59% 1 1 75 29
Mississippi 21,725 2,984,100 0.73% 0 1 51 20
Missouri 71,212 6,113,532 1.16% 2 2 152 51
Montana 50,420 1,050,493 4.80% 1 1 122 50
Nebraska 24,945 1,920,076 1.30% 1 1 57 18
Nevada 183,638 2,998,039 6.13% 2 3 339 34
New Hampshire 8,771 1,342,795 0.65% 0 1 21 6
New Jersey 33,726 9,005,644 0.37% 0 1 64 20
New Mexico 69,627 2,088,070 3.33% 1 2 143 31
New York 82,361 19,849,399 0.41% 2 4 143 65
North Carolina 86,132 10,273,419 0.84% 1 2 161 51
North Dakota 11,244 755,393 1.49% 1 1 24 7
Ohio 61,966 11,658,609 0.53% 1 3 125 46
Oklahoma 47,852 3,930,864 1.22% 1 2 94 30
Oregon 153,955 4,142,776 3.72% 2 3 309 76
Pennsylvania 51,765 12,805,537 0.40% 1 2 109 46
Rhode Island 4,177 1,059,639 0.39% 0 0 8 1
South Carolina 40,608 5,024,369 0.81% 1 1 69 23
South Dakota 10,626 869,666 1.22% 0 0 32 13
Tennessee 51,050 6,715,984 0.76% 2 2 104 35
Texas 353,317 28,304,596 1.25% 4 8 692 138
Utah 2,090,401 3,101,833 67.39% 17 11 5,110 170
Vermont 4,625 623,657 0.74% 0 0 12 8
Virginia 95,379 8,470,020 1.13% 0 3 200 46
Washington 288,515 7,405,743 3.90% 3 8 546 97
West Virginia 16,933 1,815,857 0.93% 0 1 34 14
Wisconsin 26,753 5,795,483 0.46% 0 1 66 29
Wyoming 67,275 579,315 11.61% 1 1 167 46
Totals 6,641,886 325,719,178 2.04% 81 125 14,225 2,157

Territories[edit]

Territory Membership Population LDS Temples Missions Congregations Family History Centers
American Samoa 16,339 51,504 31.72% 0 0 42 4
Guam 2,516 167,358 1.50% 0 1 4 1
Northern Mariana Islands 816 52,263 1.56% 0 0 1 2
Puerto Rico 23,234 3,351,827 0.69% 0 1 41 8
Virgin Islands of the US 576 102,951 0.54% 0 0 2 0
Totals 43,481 3,725,903 1.17% 0 2 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". www.mormonnewsroom.org. Retrieved 13 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "Membership record". LDSTech Wiki. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "National Population Totals: 2010-2017". www.census.gov. Retrieved 13 April 2018. 
  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