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Latter-day Saint Temples in the 50 Largest Cities in the United States


The temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are separate and distinct from their meetinghouses. There many thousands of Latter-day Saint churches and meetinghouses in the world, but relatively few temples.

Below is a list of the 50 largest agglomerations in the United States of America. (Agglomerations are effectively "cities", in the sense of being single urban centers, but aren't not necessarily bound by the political boundaries of a single city).

Cities in bold are indicate the which city within an agglomeration the temple is located in. Cities in italics indicate temples under construction (or pending constuction, in the case of the New York temple). Red checkmarks indicate a small temple.

City (Agglomeration)PopulationTemple?
New York-
Northern New Jersey-
Long Island-
Connecticut,
NY-NJ-CT-PA
19,732,748
Los Angeles-
Riverside-
Orange County, CA
15,362,165
Chicago-Gary-Kenosha
IL-IN-WI
8,589,913
Washington-Baltimore,
DC-MD-VA-WV
7,107,116
San Francisco-
Oakland-San Jose,
CA
6,539,602
Philadelphia-
Wilmington-
Atlantic City,
PA-NJ-DE-MD
5,967,323 -
Boston-Worcester-
Lawrence-Lowell-
Brockton, MA-NH NECMA
5,768,968
Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI 5,279,500
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX 4,449,875
Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX 4,164,393
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL 3,443,501 -
Atlanta, GA MSA 3,431,983
Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA 3,265,139
Cleveland-Akron, OH 2,903,808 -
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI 2,723,137
San Diego, CA 2,644,132
Phoenix-Mesa, AZ 2,563,582
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,547,686
Pittsburgh, PA 2,394,702 -
Denver-Boulder-Greeley, CO 2,233,172
Tampa-
St. Petersburg-
Clearwater, FL
2,180,484 -
Portland-Salem, OR-WA 2,021,982
Cincinnati-Hamilton, OH-KY-IN 1,907,438 -
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,663,453 -
Milwaukee-Racine, WI 1,640,831 -
Sacramento-Yolo, CA 1,604,724
Norfolk-
Virginia Beach-
Newport News,
VA-NC
1,540,446 -
Indianapolis, IN 1,476,865 -
San Antonio, TX 1,460,809
Columbus, OH 1,437,512
Orlando, FL 1,390,574
New Orleans, LA 1,315,294 -
Charlotte-
Gastonia-
Rock Hill, NC-SC
1,289,177 -
Salt Lake City-Ogden, UT
(4 temples total)
1,199,323
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 1,184,052 -
Las Vegas, NV-AZ 1,138,758
Greensboro-
Winston-Salem-
High Point, NC
1,123,840 -
Hartford, CT NECMA 1,115,223 -
Nashville, TN 1,093,836
Rochester, NY (Palmyra) * 1,088,516
Memphis, TN-AR-MS 1,068,891
Oklahoma City, OK 1,015,174
Austin-San Marcos, TX 999,936 -
Grand Rapids-
Muskegon-
Holland, MI
997,895 -
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 995,256
Louisville, KY-IN 987,102
Jacksonville, FL 979,045 -
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, FL 972,093 -
Dayton-Springfield, OH 956,412 -
Richmond-Petersburg, VA 927,435 -

* The Palmyra Temple is very close to Rochester, but is named after Palmyra because of the significance of that town in Church history.



Source: City & population figures: Global Statistics web site; Section: "Americas"; web page: "Agglomerations of the USA" [Original source: Population Distribution and Population Estimates Branches, Population Division, US Bureau of the Census.]; Temple information: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and various sources.


Comments:
The Salt Lake City-Ogden metro area has 4 temples (all large): the Salt Lake Temple, the Ogden Temple, the Jordan River Temple, and the Bountiful Temple.

In addition to the 50 Largest cities in the U.S., there are temples operating or under construction in other cities among the 140 largest cities (agglomerations) in the U.S. (all those with at least 250,000 people):
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Fresno, CA
  • Omaha, NE (Winter Quarters)
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Columbia, SC
  • Billings, MT
  • Spokane, WA
  • Boise City, ID
  • Provo-Orem, UT
  • Reno, NV
  • Anchorage, AK
  • Columbia River, WA (Richland in Tri-Cities)
  • Lubbock, TX
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Redlands, CA
  • Harrison, NY

The Provo-Orem metro area has two temples: the Provo temple and the Mt. Timpanogos Temple which straddles the American Fork-Pleasant Grove border.

There are also many temples in the United States located or under construction in smaller cities (less than 250,000 people):
  • Manti, UT
  • Logan, UT
  • Vernal, UT
  • Monticello, UT
  • St. George, UT
  • Idaho Falls, ID
  • Bismarck, ND
  • Kona, HI
  • Medford, OR
  • Nauvoo, IL
  • Snowflake, AZ

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