Statistics
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Statistics about D.C. Freemasonry

compiled by Paul M. Bessel - paulb'at'bessel.org

Year Lodges Members
at Start
of Year
Raised Affili-
ated
Rein-
stated
Total
Gains
Died De-
mitted
Dropped
NPD
Ex-
pelled
Total
Losses
Members
at End of
Year
Gain
or
Loss
Percent
Gain or
Loss
Year

1863

15

900

360

36

7

403

18

37

11

4

70

1,233

333

37%

1863

1864

13

1,233

456

101

12

569

32

95

51

3

181

1,621

388

31%

1864

1865

15

1,621

423

99

18

540

33

285

119

4

441

1,720

99

6%

1865

1866

15

1,720

505

75

24

604

28

180

134

3

345

1,979

259

15%

1866

1867

16

1,979

464

104

46

614

26

150

127

2

305

2,288

309

16%

1867

1868

16

2,288

289

56

41

386

23

105

166

2

296

2,378

90

4%

1868

1869

19

2,380

190

46

35

271

20

168

141

4

333

2,318

-62

-3%

1869

1870

19

2,407

149

53

60

262

30

101

116

5

252

2,417

10

0%

1870

1871

19

2,420

190

46

45

281

30

64

169

2

265

2,436

16

1%

1871

1872

19

2,443

212

41

64

317

41

61

116

2

220

2,540

97

4%

1872

1873

20

2,541

177

43

57

277

41

47

115

2

205

2,613

72

3%

1873

1874

20

2,622

171

49

54

274

38

47

128

4

217

2,679

57

2%

1874

1875

20

2,685

141

45

55

241

45

37

75

2

159

2,767

82

3%

1875

1876

20

2,764

122

35

33

190

40

39

105

1

185

2,769

5

0%

1876

1877

21

2,783

126

28

48

202

38

46

149

2

235

2,750

-33

-1%

1877

1878

21

2,750

114

46

46

206

38

36

178

1

253

2,703

-47

-2%

1878

1879

21

2,701

124

40

64

228

42

37

128

1

208

2,721

20

1%

1879

1880

21

2,721

121

38

59

218

47

43

101

1

192

2,747

26

1%

1880

1881

21

2,752

103

37

64

204

35

41

71

2

149

2,807

55

2%

1881

1882

21

2,807

154

47

65

266

49

41

105

 

195

2,878

71

3%

1882

1883

21

2,876

152

47

48

247

57

54

107

 

218

2,905

29

1%

1883

1884

21

2,904

172

59

54

285

34

50

103

 

187

3,002

98

3%

1884

1885

21

3,005

113

47

54

214

52

56

81

1

190

3,029

24

1%

1885

1886

21

3,032

102

42

30

174

56

47

77

 

180

3,026

-6

-0%

1886

1887

21

3,026

185

67

40

292

42

40

45

2

129

3,189

163

5%

1887

1888

21

3,191

184

53

37

274

57

46

47

 

150

3,315

124

4%

1888

1889

21

3,315

211

90

34

335

48

52

57

 

157

3,493

178

5%

1889

1890

22

3,496

336

103

57

496

64

88

43

 

195

3,797

301

9%

1890

1891

23

3,832

374

109

38

521

72

72

45

 

189

4,164

332

9%

1891

1892

23

4,202

391

91

29

511

88

54

55

 

197

4,516

314

7%

1892

1893

23

4,520

285

87

35

407

74

53

89

 

216

4,711

191

4%

1893

1894

24

4,711

231

70

41

342

73

74

109

 

256

4,797

86

2%

1894

1895

25

4,791

253

87

49

389

65

86

91

 

242

4,938

147

3%

1895

1895

25

4,791

253

76

49

378

65

86

91

 

242

4,927

136

3%

1895

1896

25

4,948

304

66

37

407

86

49

103

1

239

5,116

168

3%

1896

1897

25

5,118

218

68

46

332

114

63

127

3

307

5,143

25

0%

1897

1898

25

5,144

253

72

62

387

84

67

80

2

233

5,298

154

3%

1898

1899

25

5,298

351

94

55

500

107

57

77

 

241

5,557

259

5%

1899

1900

25

5,579

434

67

39

540

79

49

74

 

202

5,917

338

6%

1900

1901

26

5,889

464

130

55

649

112

92

77

 

281

6,257

368

6%

1901

1902

26

6,257

549

97

54

700

102

62

82

 

246

6,711

454

7%

1902

1903

26

6,711

496

90

56

642

124

77

87

1

289

7,064

353

5%

1903

1904

26

7,064

432

103

59

594

119

80

93

1

293

7,365

301

4%

1904

1905

27

7,365

493

119

54

666

133

84

87

1

305

7,726

361

5%

1905

1906

27

7,726

459

82

55

596

142

85

95

1

323

7,999

273

4%

1906

1907

27

7,999

541

75

61

677

148

75

89

1

313

8,363

364

5%

1907

1908

28

8,363

555

174

55

784

150

186

69

2

407

8,740

377

5%

1908

1909

28

8,740

456

94

38

588

149

95

136

 

380

8,948

208

2%

1909

1910

28

8,948

405

85

57

547

174

133

181

2

490

9,005

57

1%

1910

1911

29

9,005

409

150

85

644

165

173

199

1

538

9,111

106

1%

1911

1912

29

9,111

474

68

107

649

151

109

182

1

443

9,317

206

2%

1912

1913

30

9,317

516

122

70

708

160

125

140

1

426

9,599

282

3%

1913

1914

30

9,599

566

112

78

756

165

108

151

1

425

9,930

331

3%

1914

1915

30

9,924

542

108

88

738

186

104

201

 

491

10,171

247

2%

1915

1916

30

10,171

618

105

100

823

176

125

166

1

468

10,526

355

3%

1916

1917

30

10,526

632

120

65

817

161

98

253

1

513

10,830

304

3%

1917

1918

30

10,830

1,242

102

127

1,471

186

83

175

 

444

11,857

1,027

9%

1918

1919

30

11,857

2,054

165

108

2,327

247

132

79

3

461

13,723

1,866

16%

1919

1920

30

13,723

2,841

218

42

3,101

192

214

111

1

518

16,306

2,583

19%

1920

1921

33

16,306

2,492

512

65

3,069

208

356

139

1

704

18,671

2,365

15%

1921

1922

34

18,671

1,657

229

63

1,949

213

232

187

2

634

19,986

1,315

7%

1922

1923

34

19,986

1,589

168

76

1,833

226

170

290

1

687

21,132

1,146

6%

1923

1924

38

21,132

1,320

492

123

1,935

206

435

304

9

954

22,113

981

5%

1924

1925

40

22,113

1,074

257

120

1,451

258

229

374

3

864

22,700

587

3%

1925

1926

41

22,700

933

300

132

1,365

287

325

453

7

1,072

22,993

293

1%

1926

1927

43

22,993

785

419

179

1,383

269

349

493

1

1,112

23,264

271

1%

1927

1928

43

23,264

707

150

199

1,056

249

148

638

4

1,039

23,281

17

0%

1928

1929

44

23,281

625

354

268

1,247

294

275

606

1

1,176

23,352

71

0%

1929

1930

44

23,352

615

145

226

986

324

136

712

5

1,177

23,161

-191

-1%

1930

1931

44

22,161

524

144

291

959

314

164

864

1

1,343

21,777

-384

-2%

1931

1932

44

22,777

463

131

298

892

324

156

711

 

1,191

22,478

-299

-1%

1932

1933

44

22,478

281

87

171

539

314

136

1,002

5

1,457

21,560

-918

-4%

1933

1934

45

21,560

249

204

256

709

341

156

1,102

1

1,600

20,669

-891

-4%

1934

1935

45

20,669

397

185

319

901

320

161

603

 

1,084

20,486

-183

-1%

1935

1936

45

20,486

532

198

198

928

347

125

494

 

966

20,448

-38

-0%

1936

1937

46

20,410

621

313

183

1,117

356

262

399

 

1,017

20,510

100

0%

1937

1938

47

20,510

545

243

142

930

334

169

505

 

1,008

20,432

-78

-0%

1938

1939

47

20,432

451

154

176

781

368

166

538

 

1,072

20,141

-291

-1%

1939

1940

47

20,141

436

148

180

764

382

129

389

3

903

20,002

-139

-1%

1940

1941

47

20,002

449

132

125

706

374

116

389

 

879

19,829

-173

-1%

1941

1942

47

19,829

502

119

116

737

390

113

295

1

799

19,767

-62

-0%

1942

1943

47

19,767

683

144

130

957

395

104

209

 

708

20,016

249

1%

1943

1944

47

20,016

1,049

238

112

1,399

380

135

212

1

728

20,687

671

3%

1944

1945

47

20,687

1,242

194

90

1,526

390

124

128

 

642

21,571

884

4%

1945

1946

47

21,571

1,325

189

92

1,606

408

161

132

1

702

22,475

904

4%

1946

1947

48

22,475

1,420

281

73

1,774

392

234

211

1

838

23,411

936

4%

1947

1948

48

23,411

1,224

189

75

1,488

396

187

144

1

728

24,171

760

3%

1948

1949

48

24,171

992

150

63

1,205

453

185

164

 

802

24,574

403

2%

1949

1950

48

24,574

906

154

47

1,107

458

148

196

3

805

24,876

302

1%

1950

1951

48

24,876

800

119

71

990

454

161

171

3

789

25,077

201

1%

1951

1952

48

25,077

739

126

68

933

447

131

167

 

745

25,265

188

1%

1952

1953

48

25,265

654

106

56

816

445

138

163

1

747

25,334

69

0%

1953

1954

48

25,334

615

93

52

760

483

140

188

2

813

25,281

-53

-0%

1954

1955

48

25,281

468

82

81

631

487

127

169

 

783

25,129

-152

-1%

1955

1956

48

25,129

449

102

43

594

529

138

167

2

836

24,887

-242

-1%

1956

1957

48

24,887

379

75

67

521

551

169

215

 

935

24,473

-414

-2%

1957

1958

48

24,473

318

83

60

461

565

130

246

 

941

23,993

-480

-2%

1958

1959

48

23,993

310

64

88

462

504

145

221

2

872

23,583

-410

-2%

1959

1960

48

23,583

279

71

86

436

520

131

219

2

872

23,147

-436

-2%

1960

1961

48

23,147

255

51

71

377

531

112

258

 

901

22,623

-524

-2%

1961

1962

48

22,623

227

59

113

399

536

117

186

 

839

22,183

-440

-2%

1962

1963

48

22,183

185

69

76

330

556

110

261

1

928

21,585

-598

-3%

1963

1964

48

21,585

186

53

72

311

593

76

217

 

886

21,010

-575

-3%

1964

1965

48

21,010

186

66

65

317

584

91

236

 

911

20,416

-594

-3%

1965

1966

48

20,416

225

52

59

336

610

105

224

 

939

19,813

-603

-3%

1966

1967

48

19,816

160

71

60

291

589

112

232

 

933

19,174

-642

-3%

1967

1968

50

19,174

124

66

79

269

614

87

227

 

928

18,515

-659

-3%

1968

1969

50

18,515

126

34

96

256

553

94

296

2

945

17,826

-689

-4%

1969

1970

50

17,829

111

44

118

273

582

107

234

 

923

17,179

-650

-4%

1970

1971

50

17,179

91

47

95

233

544

86

180

3

813

16,599

-580

-3%

1971

1972

48

16,601

96

31

61

188

566

91

201

 

858

15,931

-670

-4%

1972

1973

46

15,930

90

41

66

197

570

92

232

 

894

15,233

-697

-4%

1973

1974

46

15,232

92

30

106

228

576

121

251

 

948

14,512

-720

-5%

1974

1975

44

14,513

64

29

121

214

495

106

249

 

850

13,877

-636

-4%

1975

1976

43

13,865

99

52

77

228

503

82

196

 

781

13,312

-553

-4%

1976

1977

42

13,312

68

26

45

139

480

66

138

 

684

12,767

-545

-4%

1977

1978

42

12,771

66

41

38

145

482

68

163

1

714

12,202

-569

-4%

1978

1979

42

12,188

61

47

61

169

439

59

147

 

645

11,712

-476

-4%

1979

1980

41

11,715

93

22

60

175

429

75

162

 

666

11,224

-491

-4%

1980

1981

39

11,224

75

45

53

173

455

58

103

 

616

10,781

-443

-4%

1981

1982

38

10,776

80

34

35

149

450

44

128

 

622

10,303

-473

-4%

1982

1983

37

10,309

65

32

40

137

472

43

128

2

645

9,801

-508

-5%

1983

1984

37

9,806

61

42

46

149

437

48

117

 

602

9,353

-453

-5%

1984

1985

34

9,356

72

31

31

134

380

41

78

 

499

8,991

-365

-4%

1985

1986

33

8,992

61

29

27

117

428

46

100

 

574

8,535

-457

-5%

1986

1987

30

8,535

63

34

28

125

425

33

82

 

540

8,120

-415

-5%

1987

1988

29

8,120

80

51

19

150

342

26

72

5

445

7,825

-295

-4%

1988

1989

27

7,834

63

49

16

128

334

28

55

1

418

7,544

-290

-4%

1989

1990

26

7,543

68

55

8

131

325

38

59

1

423

7,251

-292

-4%

1990

1991

27

7,282

58

27

19

104

317

34

63

1

415

6,971

-311

-4%

1991

1992

27

6,970

102

83

21

206

323

30

43

 

396

6,780

-190

-3%

1992

1993

29

6,780

207

130

10

347

342

30

52

 

424

6,703

-77

-1%

1993

1994

29

6,701

122

75

17

214

278

45

120

1

444

6,471

-230

-3%

1994

1995

30

6,471

105

80

23

208

313

37

80

1

431

6,248

-223

-3%

1995

1996

29

6,248

126

39

23

188

256

38

73

6

373

6,063

-185

-3%

1996

1997

32

6,063

103

93

19

215

286

37

107

2

432

5,846

-217

-4%

1997

1998

33

5,846

82

59

18

159

235

36

66

2

339

5,666

-180

-3%

1998

1999

34

5,667

106

45

11

162

246

46

72

 

364

5,465

-202

-4%

1999

2000

35

5,472

79

102

13

194

223

45

82

1

351

5,315

-157

-4%

2000

2001 33 5,472 75 104 27 206 267 34 62   363 5,170 -157 -3% 2001
2002 34 5,170 134 80 30 244 230 77 119 2 428 4,986 -184 -4% 2002
2003 34 4,991 70 82 21 173 170 19 74 4 267 4,897 -94 -2% 2003
2004 35 4,899 84 68 23 175 195 74 45   314 4,760 -139 -3% 2004
2005                             2005
2006                             2006
Year Lodges Members
at Start
of Year
Raised Affili-
ated
Rein-
stated
Total
Gains
Died De-
mitted
Dropped
NPD
Ex-
pelled
Total
Losses
Members
at End of
Year
Gain
or
Loss
Percent
Gain or
Loss
Year

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D.C. Lodges - Original Lodges & Those Still Existing, or Those into Which Other Lodges were Consolidated
D.C. Lodges - Chronology of Charters and Consolidations


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