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Adherents
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pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
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countries
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Notes
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Vermont 3,759 0.60% 12
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 260. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Vermont - 0.00% - - 2001 *LINK* Kosmin, Barry A.; Egon Mayer; & Ariela Keysar. "American Religious Identity Survey. " 2001. City University of New York. ARIS: Nationwide phone survey of 50,000 American adults; open-ended question: 'What is your religion, if any?'; Listed in table: "Mormon/LDS "; Actual % between 0 and 0.5%, so sell was left blank.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Vietnam - - 1
unit
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996); pg. 188-408. "Year-end 1995: Est. population [of country]; Members, [number shown in '# of adherents' column to left] "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Vietnam 100 - 2
units
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 267-410. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Vietnam 100 0.00% 2
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 417. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Virgin Islands 300 0.30% 2
units
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 267-410. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Virgin Islands 293 - 3
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 418. Year-end 1999; Location: "Virgin Islands (British and U.S.) "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Virgin Islands (U.S.) 300 0.30% 2
units
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996); pg. 188-408. "Year-end 1995: Est. population [of country]; Members, [number shown in '# of adherents' column to left] "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Virginia 42,073 0.68% 120
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Virginia - 0.66% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Based on self-identification, using 113,000-person sample, phone interviews conducted by City U. of New York. Table has data for "Latter Day Saints, " meaning all LDS denominations. But U.S. splinter LDS (outside the main SLC-based church) number only about 125,000, primarily RLDS. 125,000 / 2,487,000 (Kosmin U.S. total LDS) = 5%. Multiply state LDS totals by 95% to get Ch. of Jesus Christ of LDS estimates.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Virginia 61,000 0.90% 132
units
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996); pg. 188-408. "Year-end 1995: Est. population [of country]; Members, [number shown in '# of adherents' column to left] "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Virginia 63,000 0.90% 139
units
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 170-266. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Virginia 66,622 0.90% 141
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 261. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Virginia - 0.00% - - 2001 *LINK* Kosmin, Barry A.; Egon Mayer; & Ariela Keysar. "American Religious Identity Survey. " 2001. City University of New York. ARIS: Nationwide phone survey of 50,000 American adults; open-ended question: 'What is your religion, if any?'; Listed in table: "Mormon/LDS "; Actual % between 0 and 0.5%, so sell was left blank.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Virginia - Southern Virginia College 297 99.00% - - 2000 *LINK* "Southern Virginia College adds land " in Deseret News, 13 Mar 2000. Southern Virginia College, a relatively new private institution targeting Mormons, is suddenly 55 percent larger--at least in land area.

The college in the Shenandoah Valley grew from 90 acres to 140 acres through a land donation recently from Brent and Bonnie Jean Beesley of Salt Lake City. That will allow the college, which was nearing enrollment capacity, to expand... Brent Beesley... donated 49.5 acres that are adjacent to the college and along a major highway. While not owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the private college requires students to live by an honor code and standards in harmony with the church. Also, 99 percent of its students are LDS... "Since 1996 when SVC became a four-year college with an LDS emphasis, our student body has jumped from 76 students to more than 300 at the start of this year, " said SVC President E. Curtis Fawson.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Virginia: Leesburg - 3.00% - - 1999 *LINK* "Virginia store is the place for taste of LDS culture " in Deseret News, 25 Sept. 1999 (viewed online 6 Oct. 1999). "'Leesburg itself is about 3 percent LDS, which is high for the East.' Everett said parts of six LDS stakes, or regional clusters of congregations, are located within a half-hour of the store. Also, the only other full-time LDS bookstore in the area is 45 miles away. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Washington 175,000 - - - 1989 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 135. "Membership is largest in Utah (1.3 million) and contiguous states--Idaho, 290,000, and Arizona, 230,000--but there are 685,000 Saints in California and 175,000 in the state of Washington. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Washington 150,634 3.10% 371
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Washington - 1.81% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Based on self-identification, using 113,000-person sample, phone interviews conducted by City U. of New York. Table has data for "Latter Day Saints, " meaning all LDS denominations. But U.S. splinter LDS (outside the main SLC-based church) number only about 125,000, primarily RLDS. 125,000 / 2,487,000 (Kosmin U.S. total LDS) = 5%. Multiply state LDS totals by 95% to get Ch. of Jesus Christ of LDS estimates.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Washington 199,000 - - - 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Washington 211,000 3.80% 445
units
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996); pg. 188-408. "Year-end 1995: Est. population [of country]; Members, [number shown in '# of adherents' column to left] "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Washington 219,000 - - - 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 122. "The western states have the highest proportions of members, with California, 733,000; Idaho, 333,000; Arizona, 289,000; Washington, 219,000; and Texas with 198,000... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Washington 219,000 4.00% 456
units
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 170-266. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Washington 226,411 4.00% 470
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 263. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Washington - 3.00% - - 2001 *LINK* Kosmin, Barry A.; Egon Mayer; & Ariela Keysar. "American Religious Identity Survey. " 2001. City University of New York. ARIS: Nationwide phone survey of 50,000 American adults; open-ended question: 'What is your religion, if any?'; Listed in table: "Mormon/LDS "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Washington, D.C. 100 - - - 1900 Bennett, Wallace F (U.S. Senator). Why I Am a Mormon. New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons (1958); pg. 20. "Metropolitan Washington, D.C., provides an interesting example of growth. There were only a few Mormons there at the turn of the century--probably less than a hundred. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Washington, D.C. 5,000 - - - 1958 Bennett, Wallace F (U.S. Senator). Why I Am a Mormon. New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons (1958); pg. 20. "Metropolitan Washington, D.C., provides an interesting example of growth. There were only a few Mormons there at the turn of the century--probably less than a hundred. Today there are more than five thousand and the number is increasing every year. This growing group is made up of Mormons who have moved from the West, and in part from new converts whose initial interest in the Church was aroused by contacts with Mormon neighbors, friends, and fellow-workers. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Washington, D.C. 336 0.06% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Washington, D.C. - 0.00% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Based on self-identification, using 113,000-person sample, phone interviews conducted by City U. of New York. Table has data for "Latter Day Saints, " meaning all LDS denominations. But U.S. splinter LDS (outside the main SLC-based church) number only about 125,000, primarily RLDS. 125,000 / 2,487,000 (Kosmin U.S. total LDS) = 5%. Multiply state LDS totals by 95% to get Ch. of Jesus Christ of LDS estimates.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Washington, D.C. 1,100 0.20% 7
units
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996); pg. 188-408. "Year-end 1995: Est. population [of country]; Members, [number shown in '# of adherents' column to left] "; [Geographic region in this table is listed as "District of Columbia ", not "Washington, D.C. "]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Washington, D.C. 2,000 0.40% 9
units
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 170-266. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.; Location listed as "District of Columbia "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Washington, D.C. 1,660 0.30% 9
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 185. Year-end 1999 [District of Columbia]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Washington, D.C. - 0.00% - - 2001 *LINK* Kosmin, Barry A.; Egon Mayer; & Ariela Keysar. "American Religious Identity Survey. " 2001. City University of New York. ARIS: Nationwide phone survey of 50,000 American adults; open-ended question: 'What is your religion, if any?'; Listed in table: "Mormon/LDS "; Actual % between 0 and 0.5%, so sell was left blank.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints West Virginia 8,095 0.45% 31
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints West Virginia - 0.57% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Based on self-identification, using 113,000-person sample, phone interviews conducted by City U. of New York. Table has data for "Latter Day Saints, " meaning all LDS denominations. But U.S. splinter LDS (outside the main SLC-based church) number only about 125,000, primarily RLDS. 125,000 / 2,487,000 (Kosmin U.S. total LDS) = 5%. Multiply state LDS totals by 95% to get Ch. of Jesus Christ of LDS estimates.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints West Virginia 11,000 0.60% 35
units
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996); pg. 188-408. "Year-end 1995: Est. population [of country]; Members, [number shown in '# of adherents' column to left] "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints West Virginia 12,000 0.70% 35
units
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 170-266. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints West Virginia 12,290 0.70% 36
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 266. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints West Virginia - 0.00% - - 2001 *LINK* Kosmin, Barry A.; Egon Mayer; & Ariela Keysar. "American Religious Identity Survey. " 2001. City University of New York. ARIS: Nationwide phone survey of 50,000 American adults; open-ended question: 'What is your religion, if any?'; Listed in table: "Mormon/LDS "; Actual % between 0 and 0.5%, so sell was left blank.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Wisconsin 11,530 0.24% 42
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Wisconsin - 0.38% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Based on self-identification, using 113,000-person sample, phone interviews conducted by City U. of New York. Table has data for "Latter Day Saints, " meaning all LDS denominations. But U.S. splinter LDS (outside the main SLC-based church) number only about 125,000, primarily RLDS. 125,000 / 2,487,000 (Kosmin U.S. total LDS) = 5%. Multiply state LDS totals by 95% to get Ch. of Jesus Christ of LDS estimates.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Wisconsin 16,000 0.30% 50
units
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996); pg. 188-408. "Year-end 1995: Est. population [of country]; Members, [number shown in '# of adherents' column to left] "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Wisconsin 16,000 0.30% 52
units
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 170-266. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Wisconsin 19,282 0.40% 57
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 267. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Wisconsin - 0.00% - - 2001 *LINK* Kosmin, Barry A.; Egon Mayer; & Ariela Keysar. "American Religious Identity Survey. " 2001. City University of New York. ARIS: Nationwide phone survey of 50,000 American adults; open-ended question: 'What is your religion, if any?'; Listed in table: "Mormon/LDS "; Actual % between 0 and 0.5%, so sell was left blank.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 62 - - - 1830 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 149. "Stark's Table 1: Actual growth rates and percentage by decade " [Sociologist Rodney Stark, University of Washington] 1830: Membership: 62
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 280 - - - 1830 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 117. Table: "Progress During Administrations of the Presidents ": Joseph Smith, 1830-1844; Members at beginning: 280; At end: 26,146
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 6 - - - 1830 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 242. "In contrast, the Mormons grew from six membrs in 1830 to more than 30,000 a decade later, more than 60,000 by 1850, and more than 80,000 by 1860. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 6 - - - 1830 Price, Clark Kelley. "A Look at the Church: 1805 - 1844 " [illustration] in Ensign, July 1999; pg. 46. Illustration showing Church membership 1830 to 1844.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 62 - - - 1830 Stark, Rodney. "The Rise of a New World Faith " in Latter-day Saint Social Life: Social Research on the LDS Church and its Members, edited by James T. Duke. Religious Studies Center, BYU: Provo, UT (1998); pg. 11. "Initially there were six Mormons... by September 1830 there were sixty-two Mormons. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 62 - - - 1830 Stark, Rodney. "The Rise of a New World Faith " in Latter-day Saint Social Life: Social Research on the LDS Church and its Members, edited by James T. Duke. Religious Studies Center, BYU: Provo, UT (1998); pg. 15. "Table 1.2: The Growth Record of the Mormon Church "; "Source: LDS Church "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world - - 1
unit
1
country
1830 Walker, Williston. A History of the Christian Church (3rd edition, revised by Robert T. Handy of Union Theological Seminary, NY; 1st edition 1918; 2nd edition revised by Cyril C. Richardson, et al.). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1970); pg. 516. "The first Mormon Church was organized in 1830, in Fayette, New York. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 6 - 1
unit
1
country
1830 Williams, Jean Kinney. The Mormons. Danbury, Connecticut: Franklin Watts (1996); pg. 11. "Those convictions won many converts, and the church has never stopped growing since it began with six members in a New York farmhouse in 1830. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2,000 - - - 1835 Stark, Rodney. "The Rise of a New World Faith " in Latter-day Saint Social Life: Social Research on the LDS Church and its Members, edited by James T. Duke. Religious Studies Center, BYU: Provo, UT (1998); pg. 11. "By the summer of 1835 there were at least 2,000 Mormons living in and around Kirtland and work was nearly complete on the first Mormon temple... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 30,000 - - - 1840 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 149. "Stark's Table 1: Actual growth rates and percentage by decade " [Sociologist Rodney Stark, University of Washington] 1840: Membership: 30,000
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 20,000 - - - 1840 Bushman, Claudia Lauper & Richard Lyman Bushman. Mormons in America (series: "Religion in American Life "). New York: Oxford University Press (1999); pg. 11. "Within a decade after its organization in New York in 1830 the [LDS] church had more than twenty thousand adherents, and it has grown rapidly ever since. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 16,000 - - - 1840 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992); pg. 75. "In 1840, when emigration began from Europe, Church membership was about 16,000. Sixty years lter in 1900, the total was nearly 284,000, the highest proportion of which were in Mormon communities of North America. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 30,000 - - - 1840 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 242. "In contrast, the Mormons grew from six membrs in 1830 to more than 30,000 a decade later, more than 60,000 by 1850, and more than 80,000 by 1860. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 16,865 - - - 1840 Price, Clark Kelley. "A Look at the Church: 1805 - 1844 " [illustration] in Ensign, July 1999; pg. 46. Illustration showing Church membership 1830 to 1844.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 30,000 - - - 1840 Stark, Rodney. "The Rise of a New World Faith " in Latter-day Saint Social Life: Social Research on the LDS Church and its Members, edited by James T. Duke. Religious Studies Center, BYU: Provo, UT (1998); pg. 12. "Thus, by 1840... there were approximately thirty thousand Mormons. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 30,000 - - - 1840 Stark, Rodney. "The Rise of a New World Faith " in Latter-day Saint Social Life: Social Research on the LDS Church and its Members, edited by James T. Duke. Religious Studies Center, BYU: Provo, UT (1998); pg. 15. "Table 1.2: The Growth Record of the Mormon Church "; "Source: LDS Church "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 26,146 - - - 1844 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 117. Table: "Progress During Administrations of the Presidents ": Joseph Smith, 1830-1844; Members at beginning: 280; At end: 26,146
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 100,000 - - - 1844 Conkin, Paul K. American Originals: Homemade Varieties of Christianity, The University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, NC (1997); pg. 205. "1844... some overly optimistic Mormons estimated a worldwide membership of 100,000, while less than 20,000 lived in the Nauvoo area... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 26,146 - - - 1844 Price, Clark Kelley. "A Look at the Church: 1805 - 1844 " [illustration] in Ensign, July 1999; pg. 46. Illustration showing Church membership 1830 to 1844.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 34,694 - - - 1847 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 117. Table: "Progress During Administrations of the Presidents ": Brigham Young, 1847-1877; Members at beginning: 34,694; At end: 115,065


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