Number of Mormons

  • Worldwide, there are over 14 million Mormons, nearly the same as the number of Jews.
  • In the United States the LDS Church is the 4th largest individual denomination with over 5.5 million members, a population about equal to the number of Muslims.
  • Only 12% of all Mormons live in Utah. Most Mormons do not live in North America.
  • Aside from the United States, other regions with significant numbers of Mormons include Mexico and Asia (1 million members each), South America (3 million members), and Central America and Europe (about half a million each). The rapid growth the Church has been experiencing in Africa, where the number of Mormons already passes a quarter of a million, is particularly exciting.
  • After Catholics, the LDS Church is the largest religion by number in ten U.S. states. ()

(Accurate as of December 31st, 2004, December, 2002, 1999?.)


LDS Worldwide Statistics (Selected Countries):
Country Percent LDS Country Number of LDS
Tonga
46.0%
USA
5,503,192
Samoa
36.0%
Mexico
980,053
American Samoa
24.1%
Brazil
897,091
Niue
12.0%
Chile
534,754
Kiribati
10.7%
Philippines
537,014
Tahiti
7.8%
Peru
402,230
Cook Islands
8.3%
Argentina
339,929
Marshall Islands
7.0%
United Kingdom
180,095
Chile
3.3%
Guatemala
196,777
Palau
2.1%
Canada
166,442
USA
1.9%
Uruguay
2.5%
New Zealand
2.35%
Guatemala
1.34%
Honduras
1.6%
Bolivia
1.6%
Ecuador
1.2%
Peru
1.4%
Belize
1.0%


A monument at temple square celebrating the diversity of the LDS Church

A monument in Salt Lake City, Utah, celebrating the diversity within the Church.


(Accurate as of 2006. See 2006 Church Almanac)



LDS U.S. Statistics (Selected States):
State
Percent LDS
State
Number of LDS
Utah
72%
Utah
1,720,434
Idaho
27%
California
761,763
Wyoming
11%
Idaho
376,661
Nevada
7.1%
Arizona
346,677
Arizona
6.0%
Washington
241,908
Montana
4.6%
Texas
243,957
Hawaii
5.1%
Oregon
141,482
Oregon
4.0%
Nevada
165,498
Washington
3.9%
Colorado
126,118
Alaska
4.2%
Florida
123,209


(Accurate as of 2006. See 2006 Church Almanac.)


70% of Mormons worldwide were not born into the faith.
(Accurate as of 2006.)

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