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Mormon Population by State 2022

Mormons are a religious and cultural group of Mormonism. Mormonism is the principal branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has over 16 million members.

Mormons embrace concepts of Christianity and revelation made by the founder Joseph Smith. Mormons use four different sacred texts: The Christian bible, the Doctrine and Covenants, The Pearl of Great Price, and the Book of Mormon.

The Mormon religion was established in 1830 when the Book of Mormon was published. The Book of Mormon contains the writing of ancient prophets who lived not the American continent from around 2200 B.C. to 421 A.D. The sacred text has many original and distinctive discussions about the fall of Adam and Eve, redemption from physical and spiritual death, Christian atonement, and the organization of the latter-day church. Smith claimed that the last prophet to contribute to the book came to him in a vision in 1827, telling Smith to locate the gold plates that the writings were originally written on and translate them into English.

After Jospeh Smith was murdered by an anti-Mormon mob in 1844, Brigham Young became the leader for many Mormons. Young led a large group of about 16,000 Mormons from Illinois to Utah, founding Salt Lake City and becoming the first governor of the Utah territory.

The term “Mormon” is often used in a derogatory or mocking way. A 2011 Pew Research poll showed that 62% of Mormons think Americans are uninformed about their religion and half said that they face a lot of discrimination. Many non-Mormons tease the religion for polygamy, which was banned in 1890. Despite this, Mormons have still historically married multiple women at once. The Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon, brought a lot of attention to the religion and caused mixed reactions among Mormons.

It is believed that there will be 285 million Mormons worldwide by 2085. Mormonism is one of the fastest-growing religions in the world and its possibility of becoming a major world religion may happen within the next century.

Mormon Population by State

While many people think of Utah when they think of Mormons, several states have significant Mormon populations. The western United States does have the highest Mormon population in the country, specifically the states of Utah, California, and Arizona. Utah, which has the highest Mormon population, has 5,229 congregations. About 68.55% of the state’s total population is Mormon.

Here are the 10 states with the highest Mormon populations:

  1. Utah (2,126,216)
  2. California (756,507)
  3. Idaho (462,069)
  4. Arizona (436,521)
  5. Texas (362,037)
  6. Washington (289,479)
  7. Nevada (184,703)
  8. Florida (160,266)
  9. Oregon (153,540)
  10. Colorado (150,059)

Mormon Population by State 2022

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Mormon Population by State 2022

State Mormon Population 2022 Pop.
Utah2,126,2163,363,182
California756,50739,664,128
Idaho462,0691,896,652
Arizona436,5217,640,796
Texas362,03730,097,526
Washington289,4797,887,965
Nevada184,7033,238,601
Florida160,26622,177,997
Oregon153,5404,325,290
Colorado150,0595,961,083
Virginia96,4968,638,218
North Carolina89,08310,807,491
Georgia87,41110,936,299
New York83,29319,223,191
Hawaii75,0091,401,709
Missouri72,5256,184,843
New Mexico69,4882,109,093
Wyoming67,729582,233
Ohio62,62311,727,377
Illinois56,88812,518,071
Tennessee52,2907,001,803
Pennsylvania52,29012,805,190
Montana50,5521,093,117
Oklahoma49,2274,007,179
Indiana45,9426,842,385
Michigan45,0749,995,212
Maryland43,4116,075,314
South Carolina41,3585,342,388
Kansas38,3112,919,179
Alabama37,7654,949,697
Kentucky35,8864,487,233
New Jersey34,1738,870,685
Alaska33,495720,763
Minnesota33,2765,739,781
Arkansas32,3073,042,017
Iowa28,4023,174,426
Massachusetts28,0406,922,107
Wisconsin27,1255,867,518
Louisiana25,5894,616,106
Nebraska25,0981,960,790
Mississippi21,6492,961,536
West Virginia17,1431,755,715
Connecticut15,9463,546,588
North Dakota11,550774,008
Maine10,9581,359,677
South Dakota10,610902,542
New Hampshire8,8721,378,449
Delaware5,634998,619
Vermont4,623622,882
Rhode Island4,2591,062,583

Mormon Population by State 2022

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