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Latter-day Saints (Mormon) churches follow at least some of the teachings of Joseph Smith, Jr., who published the Book of Mormon in 1830. The largest denomination in the family is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), founded in 1830 and currently headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. The next largest is the Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints), founded in 1860.

Using data from the 1980-2010 Religious Congregations and Membership Studies, this list ranks U.S. states on the highest total number of adherents and the highest percent of the population in Latter-day Saints denominations. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.

Congregational "Adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. "Percent" is the percentage of the total population that belongs to that denomination. Note: Adherents are sometimes residents of a county different than the location of their congregation.

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Complete List

RankingState   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
1 Utah
1,911,047
69.14
13 California
770,437
2.07
2 Idaho
410,289
26.17
5 Arizona
394,844
6.18
19 Texas
300,591
1.2
9 Washington
271,414
4.04
4 Nevada
175,466
6.5
10 Oregon
150,097
3.92
12 Colorado
145,033
2.88
29 Florida
140,932
0.75
14 Missouri
92,248
1.54
20 Virginia
90,348
1.13
41 New York
78,824
0.41
27 Georgia
78,177
0.81
27 North Carolina
77,627
0.81
6 Hawaii
69,872
5.14
11 New Mexico
68,192
3.31
3 Wyoming
63,316
11.23
37 Ohio
63,057
0.55
38 Illinois
61,084
0.48
35 Michigan
57,182
0.58
41 Pennsylvania
52,021
0.41
29 Tennessee
47,391
0.75
7 Montana
47,380
4.79
17 Oklahoma
46,693
1.24
29 Maryland
43,299
0.75
31 Indiana
42,608
0.66
15 Kansas
40,251
1.41
26 South Carolina
37,863
0.82
28 Alabama
36,820
0.77
8 Alaska
32,671
4.6
29 Kentucky
32,559
0.75
22 Iowa
32,283
1.06
44 New Jersey
32,156
0.37
34 Minnesota
31,569
0.6
23 Arkansas
29,605
1.02
32 Louisiana
29,107
0.64
39 Wisconsin
25,738
0.45
16 Nebraska
25,611
1.4
42 Massachusetts
25,577
0.39
29 Mississippi
22,308
0.75
24 West Virginia
17,555
0.95
40 Connecticut
15,355
0.43
25 Maine
11,704
0.88
18 South Dakota
10,001
1.23
33 New Hampshire
8,231
0.63
21 North Dakota
7,206
1.07
36 Delaware
5,154
0.57
30 Vermont
4,384
0.7
43 Rhode Island
4,037
0.38
45 District Of Columbia
557
0.09


* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

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 the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]




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