U.S. Membership Data
The following tables and charts provide U.S. membership data for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints available on the ARDA.
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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Members*

Year Members
2009 6,058,907
2008 5,974,041
2007 5,873,408
2006 5,779,316
2005 5,690,672
2004 5,599,177
2003 5,503,192
2002 5,410,544
2001 5,310,598
2000 5,208,827

* Presented are the last 10 years of membership data we have available (2000 - 2010). From 2000 to 2010 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints grew by 948,411 members, an increase of approximately 18.2%.

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Top Five Counties by Membership (2010)

  Members Members
(per 1,000)
Salt Lake County, UT
610,846
593.25
Utah County, UT
457,999
886.63
Maricopa County, AZ
242,732
63.59
Davis County, UT
228,813
746.59
Los Angeles County, CA
150,569
15.34

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More Membership Resources

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View maps of individual states with data from 1980-2010
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View a sortable, ranked list of all metro areas
View a sortable, ranked list of all states

Membership by State (2010)*

* This map displays the number of people per 1,000 that are members of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Hover the mouse over states to see values.

Darker colors = higher rates. For example, in Utah, 4835 out of every 1,000 people are Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints members. Click here to view a ranked list of all states (opens in new tab).


Top Five States by Membership (2010)

  Members Members
(per 1,000)
Utah
1,910,504
691.24
California
763,818
20.50
Idaho
409,265
261.08
Arizona
392,918
61.47
Texas
296,141
11.78

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Top Five Metro Areas by Membership (2010)

  Members Members
(per 1,000)
Salt Lake City, UT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
649,734
597.25
Provo-Orem, UT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
466,372
885.28
Ogden-Clearfield, UT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
416,547
697.55
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
256,814
61.25
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
217,341
16.94

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Data Sources

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Members:
Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR).

Membership by State Map and all other tables:
2000 and 2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by ASARB.

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