Top 10 states with the most Mormons

Top 10 states with the most Mormons

If you’re like most people, you’d probably guess that Utah has a higher percentage of LDS people than any other state. And you’d be right.

But members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints live all over the world and across the United States. Here are the top 10 states with the highest populations of Mormons (as a percentage of the overall population). (All numbers based on numbers from the Pew Research Center and Mormon Newsroom.)

1. Utah — 55 percent

Total Church Membership: 2,000,554
Missions: 10 
Congregations: 4,971
Temples: 17 dedicated

2. Idaho — 19 percent

Total Church Membership: 430,757
Missions: 4
Congregations: 1,117
Temples: 4

3. Wyoming — 9 percent

Total Church Membership: 67,199
Missions: 1 (As of January 2015)
Congregations: 157
Temples: 0 dedicated, 1 under construction

4. Arizona — 5 percent

Total Church Membership:416,192
Missions: 6
Congregations: 844
Temples: 5

5. Alaska — 5 percent

Total Church Membership: 33,375
Missions: 1
Congregations: 86
Temples: 1
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Jeremy Goff was born in Denver and raised in Orem, Utah. He served a mission in the Manchester New Hampshire Mission (’12-’14). He is passionate about many things: he blogs, loves food, family, politics, and religion. He travels for work and loves to visit temples and share the gospel along the way! Follow Jeremy’s journey on his blog

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