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International Masonic Statistics - Graphs, Maps, Charts

The information on this chart is based on information from various sources, such as Freemasonry Universal, the excellent book about Freemasonry by Kent Henderson and Tony Pope, MSA, Grand Lodge Proceedings, List of Lodges - Masonic (Pantagraph) books and various countries' census or statistical bureaus. If anyone has any updates for additions or changes on this chart, please send email to Paul M. Bessel at paulb'at'bessel.org 

Because of the nature of these sources of information, most of the statistics are for what are sometimes called "mainstream" Grand Lodges, although some others are clearly listed. For the United States, the statistics are for the "predominately white" Grand Lodges. Prince Hall Masonic statistics are shown on another webpage -- http://bessel.org/phastats.htm   More Masonic statistics about the U.S. ("mainstream" Grand Lodges) are at http://bessel.org/masstats.htm 


 Country or Jurisdiction

Population (as current as possible)

Number of Masons (obtained from sources thought to be accurate)

Percent of Population who are Masons

Argentina

32,245,467

2,500

0.01%

Australia - New South Wales

6,411,700

30,000

0.5%

Australia - Queensland

3,512,300

16,254

0.5%

Australia - South Australia

1,493,100

6,500

0.4%

Australia - Tasmania

470,300

3,357

0.7%

Australia - Victoria

4,712,200

25,987

0.6%

Australia - Western Australia

1,861,000

6,700

0.4%

Australia

18,460,600

88,798

0.5%

Austria

8,103,800

2,350

0.03%

Belgium

10,274,595

1,500

0.02%

Benin

6,097,000

350

0.01%

Bolivia

8,329,000

2,839

0.03%

Brazil - Grande Oriente

 

105,743

 

Brazil - Acre (Gleac) (Roraima?)

557,226

993

0.2%

Brazil - Alagoas

2,819,172

600

0.02%

Brazil - Amapa

475,843

280

0.06%

Brazil - Amazonas-Glomam

2,813,085

6,703

0.2%

Brazil - Bahia

13,066,910

6,311

0.05%

Brazil - Brasilia

2,043,169

1,062

0.05%

Brazil - Ceara

7,418,476

11,906

0.2%

Brazil - Esperito Santo

3,094,390

4,167

0.1%

Brazil - Goias

4,996,439

4,500

0.09%

Brazil - Guanabara

 

 

 

Brazil - Maranhao

5,642,960

1,181

0.02%

Brazil - Mato Grosso

2,502,260

784

0.03%

Brazil - Mato Grosso do Sul

2,074,877

1,990

0.1%

Brazil - Minas Gerais

17,866,402

8,683

0.05%

Brazil - Para

6,189,550

2,920

0.05%

Brazil - Paraiba

3,439,344

1,616

0.05%

Brazil - Parana

9,558,454

2,800

0.03%

Brazil - Pernambuco

7,911,937

1,050

0.01%

Brazil - Piaui

2,841,202

1,840

0.06%

Brazil - Rio de Janeiro

14,367,083

9,433

0.07%

Brazil - Rio Grande do Norte

2,771,538

500

0.02%

Brazil - Rio Grande do Sul

10,181,749

3,890

0.04%

Brazil - Rondonia-Glomaron

1,377,792

455

0.03%

Brazil - Roraima

324,152

500

0.2%

Brazil - Santa Catarina

5,349,580

2,124

0.04%

Brazil - Sao Paulo

36,969,476

15,909

0.04%

Brazil - Sergipe

1,781,714

313

0.02%

Brazil - Tocantins

1,155,913

675

0.06%

Brazil

169,590,693

198,928

0.1%

Bulgaria

8,225,000

200

0.002%

Burkina Faso

11,937,000

200

0.002%

Canada - Alberta

2,997,200

9,344

0.3%

Canada - British Columbia

4,063,800

15,300

0.4%

Canada - Manitoba

1,147,900

4,785

0.4%

Canada - New Brunswick

756,600

5,146

0.7%

Canada - Nova Scotia

941,000

6,712

0.7%

Canada - Ontario

11,669,300

67,130

0.6%

Canada - Prince Edward Island

138,900

1,045

0.8%

Canada - Quebec

7,372,400

5,742

0.1%

Canada - Saskatchewan

1,023,600

5,312

0.5%

Canada

30,110,700

120,516

0.4%

Chile

15,211,000

14,000

0.1%

China

 

 

 

Colombia - Barranquilla

 

300

 

Colombia - Bogota

 

700

 

Colombia - Cali

 

350

 

Colombia - Cartagena

 

241

 

Colombia - Los Andes (Bucaramanga)

 

250

 

Colombia - Santander

 

169

 

Colombia

42,321,000

2,010

0.005%

Costa Rica

4,023,000

234

0.01%

Croatia

4,473,000

100

0.002%

Cuba

11,201,000

27,882

0.2%

Czech Republic

10,272,503

206

0.002%

Denmark

5,450,661

9,377

.17%

Dominican Republic

7,293,390

3,500

0.05%

Ecuador

12,646,000

500

0.004%

Egypt

 

 

 

England

52,428,000

358,214

0.7%

Estonia

1,396,000

110

0.01%

Finland

5,176,000

5,600

0.1%

France - GOF

 

38,000

A masonic brother has emailed me: The "Humanisme" (GOF "home" magazine) prints 42,000+ copies and authoritative sources (an immediate Past (and reliable) Assistant Grand Master of GOF) says "just below 40,000."

 

France - GLF

 

26,000

 

France - GLNF

 

20,000

A masonic brother has emailed me: The "Actualités" (GLNF "house" magazine) prints 33,000+ copies and I can tell you that GLNF now has 31,500 members. The figures of printing are "public" as every periodical must file such data with Ministry of Interior.

 

France

59,080,000

84,000

0.1%

Gabon

1,226,000

300

0.02%

Germany

82,220,000

14,000

0.02%

Greece

10,645,000

8,000

0.1%

Guatemala

11,385,000

582

0.01%

Haiti

8,222,000

6,000

0.1%

Honduras

6,485,000

350

0.01%

Hungary

10,036,000

250

0.002%

Iceland

281,000

2,947

1.0%

India

1,027,015,247

15,070

0.001%

Iran

 

 

 

Ireland

3,730,000

38,000

1.0%

Israel

6,217,000

3,000

0.05%

Italy - Grand Orient

 

12,000

 

Italy - Grant Lodge

 

1,200

 

Italy

57,298,000

13,200

0.02%

Ivory Coast

14,786,000

1,000

0.007%

Japan

126,714,000

2,508

0.002%

Liberia

 

 

 

Luxembourg

431,000

276

0.1%

Madagascar

15,942,000

100

0.001%

Mali

11,234,000

100

0.001%

Mexico - Baja California

 

2,000

 

Mexico - Coahuila (Benito Juarez)

 

250

 

Mexico - Chiapas

 

800

 

Mexico - Chihuahua (Cosmos)

 

2,600

 

Mexico - Nuevo Leon

 

3,000

 

Mexico - Occidental Mexicana

 

750

 

Mexico - Pacifico

 

387

 

Mexico - El Potosi

 

600

 

Mexico - Tamaulipas

 

2,509

 

Mexico - Unida Mexicana (Veracruz)

 

2,500

 

Mexico - Valle de Mexico

 

12,321

 

Mexico - York

 

376

 

Mexico

98,881,000

28,093

0.03%

Netherlands

15,786,000

6,528

0.04%

New Zealand

3,862,000

14,600

0.4%

Nicaragua

5,074,000

182

0.004%

Norway

4,465,000

17,000

0.4%

Panama

2,856,000

387

0.01%

Paraguay

5,496,000

850

0.02%

Peru

25,662,000

7,131

0.03%

Philippines

76,498,735

16,676

0.02%

Poland

38,765,000

120

0.0003%

Portugal

9,875,000

600

0.01%

Puerto Rico

3,869,000

3,443

0.1%

Romania

22,327,000

753

0.003%

Russia

146,934,000

178

0.0001%

El Salvador (Cuscatlan)

6,276,000

250

0.004%

Scotland

5,120,000

150,000

2.930%

Senegal

9,481,000

450

0.005%

Slovenia

1,986,000

100

0.005%

South Africa

40,377,000

3,300

0.008%

Spain

39,630,000

2,000

0.01%

Sweden

8,910,000

17,000

0.2%

Switzerland

7,386,000

3,842

0.1%

Turkey

66,591,000

11,250

0.02%

Uruguay

3,337,000

2,870

0.1%

Venezuela

24,170,000

3,400

0.01%

Yugoslavia

10,640,000

150

0.001%

 

 

 

 

U.S. - Alabama

4,447,100

41,038

0.9%

U.S. - Alaska

626,932

2,061

0.3%

U.S. - Arizona

5,130,632

11,500

0.2%

U.S. - Arkansas

2,673,400

23,697

0.9%

U.S. - California

33,871,648

94,693

0.3%

U.S. - Colorado

4,301,261

17,745

0.4%

U.S. - Connecticut

3,405,565

18,859

0.6%

U.S. - Delaware

783,600

6,110

0.8%

U.S. - D.C.

572,059

5,464

1.0%

U.S. - Florida

15,982,378

61,199

0.4%

U.S. - Georgia

8,186,453

60,168

0.7%

U.S. - Hawaii

1,211,537

2,198

0.2%

U.S. - Idaho

1,293,953

6,131

0.5%

U.S. - Illinois

12,419,293

88,566

0.7%

U.S. - Indiana

6,080,485

86,542

1.4%

U.S. - Iowa

2,926,324

30,940

1.1%

U.S. - Kansas

2,688,418

37,790

1.4%

U.S. - Kentucky

4,041,769

61,626

1.5%

U.S. - Louisiana

4,468,976

26,551

0.6%

U.S. - Maine

1,274,923

26,458

2.1%

U.S. - Maryland

5,296,486

23,674

0.4%

U.S. - Massachusetts

6,349,097

51,542

0.8%

U.S. - Michigan

9,938,444

58,767

0.6%

U.S. - Minnesota

4,919,479

21,990

0.4%

U.S. - Mississippi

2,844,658

27,370

1.0%

U.S. - Missouri

5,595,211

55,887

1.0%

U.S. - Montana

902,195

8,874

1.0%

U.S. - Nebraska

1,711,263

17,633

1.0%

U.S. - Nevada

1,998,257

5,360

0.3%

U.S. - New Hampshire

1,235,786

9,096

0.7%

U.S. - New Jersey

8,414,350

34,949

0.4%

U.S. - New Mexico

1,819,046

7,499

0.4%

U.S. - New York

18,976,457

69,787

0.4%

U.S. - North Carolina

8,049,313

56,595

0.7%

U.S. - North Dakota

642,200

4,270

0.7%

U.S. - Ohio

11,353,140

138,357

1.2%

U.S. - Oklahoma

3,450,654

36,330

1.1%

U.S. - Oregon

3,421,399

15,124

0.4%

U.S. - Pennsylvania

12,281,054

144,682

1.2%

U.S. - Rhode Island

1,048,319

5,966

0.6%

U.S. - South Carolina

4,012,012

51,851

1.3%

U.S. - South Dakota

754,844

7,701

1.0%

U.S. - Tennessee

5,689,283

64,991

1.1%

U.S. - Texas

20,851,820

134,609

0.6%

U.S. - Utah

2,233,169

2,455

0.1%

U.S. - Vermont

608,827

8,296

1.4%

U.S. - Virginia

7,078,515

47,082

0.7%

U.S. - Washington

5,894,121

23,886

0.4%

U.S. - West Virginia

1,808,344

28,079

1.6%

U.S. - Wisconsin

5,363,675

19,851

0.4%

U.S. - Wyoming

493,782

6,241

1.3%

U.S.

281,421,906

1,898,130

0.7%

Total of all countries listed above

2,887,632,041

3,209,503

0.1%

 


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