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Mormon Population By State

Mormon Population By State

Mormons In America

Reflecting the creeds of Christianity and revelations of its founder, Joseph Smith, Mormonism is a distinctive religious tradition shaping numerous lives in America. Today, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the principal branch of Mormonism, boasts a substantial number of over 16 million members worldwide. Originating in 1830, the Mormon religion has marked an indelible presence across many states in the US, with varying concentrations of Mormon populations.

  • Utah, the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, unsurprisingly tops the list with a staggering number of 2,173,560 Mormons. This represents a significant portion of the state's total population.
  • Following Utah, California and Idaho have the next highest concentrations of Mormons, with 728,995 and 473,894 members respectively. 
  • The Mormon population tends to be more concentrated in the Western United States with states like Arizona, Texas, Washington, and Nevada each having over 150,000 Mormons.
  • However, a significant number of Mormons also reside in Florida, home to 168,527 Mormons.
  • On the lower end of the spectrum, states like Vermont and Rhode Island have fewer than 5,000 Mormons each.

States with the Largest Mormon Population

Unsurprisingly, Utah stands firm at the helm with the largest Mormon population of 2,173,560. The state not only serves as the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Undeniably, its historic and continuous ties to the Mormon faith contribute to its substantial Mormon population.

Coming in second place is California, where the estimate of the Mormon populace has climbed to 728,995.

Ranking third on the list, Idaho's reported Mormon population is approximately 473,894. Figures from Arizona also indicate a substantial Mormon presence with 439,411 members.

In the heart of the south, Texas sports a hearty Mormon population of 378,281, an impressive figure indicating the religion's expansive reach. Similarly, Washington, with a Mormon count of 281,389, signals a sizable Mormon presence in the Pacific Northwest.

Nevada, home to roughly 181,975 Mormons, demonstrates a considerable Mormon community in the West. This number is slightly higher than Florida's count of 168,527, a less expected locale for a dense Mormon community given its geographical distance from Utah.

Oregon and Colorado conclude the list with Mormon populations of 150,207 and 148,708, respectively, further demonstrating the broad reach of the Mormon community across the United States.

States with the Largest Mormon Population: 

  1. Utah - 2,173,560 
  2. California - 728,995 
  3. Idaho - 473,894 
  4. Arizona - 439,411 
  5. Texas - 378,281 
  6. Washington - 281,389 
  7. Nevada - 181,975 
  8. Florida - 168,527 
  9. Oregon - 150,207 
  10. Colorado - 148,708

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