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The information on this chart is based on information from various sources, mainly MSA (Masonic Service Association of North America) and the U.S. Census Bureau. If anyone has any updates for additions or changes on this chart, please send email to Paul M. Bessel at paulb'at'bessel.org 


 

 

 

Number of Masons in each U.S. state - from MSA statistics

change

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

98 to 10

AL 42,836 41,038 39,766 38,410 36,436 34,900

33,700

32,297

30,952

29,775

30,122

28,386

28,684

(14,450)

-34%

AK 2,085 2,061 2,029 2,035 1,924 2,050

2,177

2,145

2,053

2,003

1,982

1,935

1,935

(150)

-7%

AZ 11,706 11,500 11,381 11,117 11,130 10,734

10,504

10,210

9,900

9,642

9,315

9,023

8,651

(2,683)

-23%

AR 26,856 23,697 22,126 21,707 20,791 19,278

18,626

17,699

17,082

16,524

16,094

15,027

14,429

(11,829)

-44%

CA 101,173 94,693 90,914 85,520 82,318 78,108

71,827

71,810

68,714

66,127

63,497

58,889

57,267

(42,284)

-42%

CO 18,500 17,745 17,014 16,305 15,737 15,677

14,970

13,737

13,160

12,645

11,421

10,742

10,356

(7,758)

-42%

CT 19,757 18,859 18,276 17,618 17,018 16,497

15,787

15,126

14,543

14,185

13,926

13,432

12,895

(6,325)

-32%

DE 6,308 6,110 6,110 5,952 5,503 5,688

5,591

5,302

5,075

5,111

5,260

5,150

5,110

(1,158)

-18%

DC 5,666 5,464 5,316 5,170 4,986 4,897

4,760

4,642

4,602

4,552

4,434

4,312

4,341

(1,354)

-24%

FL 63,100 61,199 59,689 58,451 57,124 55,306

54,373

51,973

50,829

49,964

48,658

47,471

45,940

(15,629)

-25%

GA 62,166 60,168 58,606 57,091 55,681 52,703

51,036

49,341

47,998

46,914

45,736

44,523

43,578

(17,643)

-28%

HI 2,137 2,198 2,154 2,069 1,906 1,751

1,734

1,745

1,781

1,733

1,733

1,643

1,742

(494)

-23%

ID 6,390 6,131 5,918 5,683 5,463 5,186

4,829

4,688

4,688

4,412

4,225

4,191

3,962

(2,199)

-34%

IL 91,697 88,566 85,712 80,936 77,072 75,526

74,810

72,793

71,241

69,703

68,562

68,308

65,564

(23,389)

-26%

IN 89,278 86,542 84,884 82,230 80,047 78,397

75,845

73,380

71,392

68,759

67,777

66,006

65,443

(23,272)

-26%

IA 33,117 30,940 29,613 28,438 28,109 27,367

26,500

25,697

24,826

23,960

23,140

22,466

21,695

(10,651)

-32%

KS 40,364 37,790 35,900 34,474 33,027 31,507

30,175

28,863

27,674

26,171

25,115

24,091

23,074

(16,273)

-40%

KY 63,426 61,626 59,979 58,057 56,537 54,585

52,729

51,437

50,260

48,955

48,408

47,747

46,362

(15,679)

-25%

LA 27,295 26,551 25,884 25,471 24,792 24,812

24,326

23,666

23,000

22,707

22,006

20,070

21,004

(7,225)

-26%

ME 27,115 26,458 25,873 25,238 24,595 24,021

23,381

22,849

22,281

21,659

20,363

19,968

20,294

(7,147)

-26%

MD 24,280 23,674 22,923 22,155 21,124 20,263

19,667

18,771

18,112

17,608

17,054

16,477

16,235

(7,803)

-32%

MA 53,613 51,542 49,810 43,497 41,972 41,356

39,865

39,209

37,173

37,777

36,848

36,518

35,944

(17,095)

-32%

MI 61,234 58,767 56,366 53,804 51,468 49,701

47,536

45,780

44,131

42,737

41,185

39,189

37,709

(22,045)

-36%

MN 23,051 22,046 21,145 20,304 19,474 18,860

18,051

17,351

16,785

16,262

15,782

15,182

14,721

(7,869)

-34%

MS 28,336 27,370 26,345 25,537 24,768 24,008

23,150

22,418

21,717

21,248

20,493

19,774

19,341

(8,562)

-30%

MO 53,829 55,887 55,341 53,997 53,139 52,061

51,923

51,873

51,858

51,775

51,500

51,000

50,500

(2,829)

-5%

MT 9,208 8,874 8,684 8,413 8,113 7,880

7,647

7,474

7,276

6,985

6,605

6,342

5,990

(2,866)

-31%

NE 18,280 17,633 17,042 16,507 16,180 15,656

15,257

14,840

14,391

13,988

13,498

13,038

12,716

(5,242)

-29%

NV 5,539 5,360 5,357 5,231 5,046 5,051

4,868

4,862

4,656

4,504

4,390

4,316

4,225

(1,223)

-22%

NH 9,297 9,096 8,827 8,615 8,318 8,064

7,844

7,660

7,456

7,279

7,156

6,928

6,898

(2,369)

-25%

NJ 37,264 36,178 34,949 33,707 32,617 31,420

30,885

31,169

29,652

28,579

27,297

26,073

24,775

(11,191)

-30%

NM 7,686 7,498 7,319 7,082 6,812 6,715

6,521

6,085

5,703

5,579

5,211

5,227

5,553

(2,459)

-32%

NY 73,079 69,787 67,403 64,932 62,368 60,889

55,560

52,997

53,097

50,580

49,082

48,051

45,801

(25,028)

-34%

NC 57,989 56,595 55,204 53,805 52,585 50,647

49,659

48,092

47,722

47,137

46,300

45,685

45,096

(12,304)

-21%

ND 4,551 4,270 4,190 3,910 4,004 3,803

3,620

3,560

3,450

3,385

3,269

3,151

3,055

(1,400)

-31%

OH 143,882 138,547 133,599 128,547 131,557 129,628

124,508

120,615

116,761

114,661

110,250

108,332

106,870

(35,550)

-25%

OK 36,946 36,330 34,863 33,804 33,220 33,744

32,585

30,735

29,620

28,713

27,723

26,572

25,739

(10,374)

-28%

OR 15,717 15,124 14,411 13,738 13,237 12,492

11,656

11,559

11,197

10,736

10,330

9,970

9,541

(5,747)

-37%

PA 147,497 144,682 140,057 137,877 133,676 129,916

128,886

125,738

123,276

120,502

117,584

114,447

113,279

(33,050)

-22%

RI 6,424 5,966 5,799 5,593 5,371 5,172

5,111

4,744

4,643

4,490

4,183

4,326

4,213

(2,098)

-33%

SC 53,249 51,851 50,446 49,180 47,913 46,740

45,325

44,278

43,315

42,463

41,597

40,798

39,927

(12,451)

-23%

SD 7,903 7,701 7,497 7,238 7,133 6,978

6,924

6,796

6,658

6,527

6,372

6,262

6,094

(1,641)

-21%

TN 66,747 64,991 62,233 60,815 59,394 57,437

55,464

54,143

51,086

48,677

46,828

46,156

44,691

(20,591)

-31%

TX 137,425 134,609 132,377 126,870 123,588 112,977

109,532

105,434

101,803

98,398

95,289

92,656

91,632

(44,769)

-33%

UT 2,531 2,455 2,402 2,254 2,183 2,180

2,092

2,070

1,947

1,944

1,963

1,920

2,035

(611)

-24%

VT 8,479 8,292 8,035 7,836 7,631 7,631

7,554

7,342

7,217

7,019

6,823

6,466

6,444

(2,013)

-24%

VA 48,206 47,082 45,995 44,866 43,840 42,853

41,849

41,351

40,546

40,052

39,839

39,238

38,498

(8,968)

-19%

WA 24,862 23,886 23,083 20,081 21,108 20,356

19,624

18,999

18,693

16,372

17,682

17,109

15,369

(7,753)

-31%

WV 28,757 28,079 27,409 26,797 26,128 25,383

24,708

24,047

23,452

22,947

22,557

22,078

21,643

(6,679)

-23%

WI 20,672 19,639 18,869 18,445 17,752 17,024

16,324

15,736

15,117

14,600

14,134

13,328

12,694

(7,344)

-36%

WY 6,503 6,241 6,018 5,818 5,590 5,380

5,157

4,684

4,570

4,424

4,225

4,070

3,899

(2,433)

-37%

US 1,966,006 1,901,387 1,843,142 1,775,228 1,729,507 1,673,258 1,619,036 1,571,817 1,527,137 1,485,456 1,446,831 1,406,068 1,375,463 (559,938) -28%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State Number of Masons in each State's Grand Lodge in 2005
according to MSA (Masonic Service Association)
(does not include Prince Hall Masons)
(note: some Grand Lodges count multiple members only once, some count multiple members as many times as the number of lodges to which they belong)
total population 7/1/05
according to US Census Bureau
AL 32,297 4,557,808
AK 2,145 663,661
AZ 10,210 5,939,292
AR 17,699 2,779,154
CA 71,810 36,132,147
CO 13,737 4,665,177
CT 15,126 3,510,297
DE 5,302 843,524
DC 4,642 550,521
FL 51,973 17,789,864
GA 49,341 9,072,576
HI 1,745 1,275,194
ID 4,688 1,429,096
IL 72,793 12,763,371
IN 73,380 6,271,973
IA 25,697 2,966,334
KS 28,863 2,744,687
KY 51,437 4,173,405
LA 23,666 4,523,628
ME 22,849 1,321,505
MD 18,771 5,600,388
MA 39,209 6,398,743
MI 45,780 10,120,860
MN 17,351 5,132,799
MS 22,418 2,921,088
MO 51,873 5,800,310
MT 7,474 935,670
NE 14,840 1,758,787
NV 4,862 2,414,807
NH 7,660 1,309,940
NJ 31,169 8,717,925
NM 6,085 1,928,384
NY 52,997 19,254,630
NC 48,092 8,683,242
ND 3,560 636,677
OH 120,615 11,464,042
OK 30,735 3,547,884
OR 11,559 3,641,056
PA 125,738 12,429,616
RI 4,744 1,076,189
SC 44,278 4,255,083
SD 6,796 775,933
TN 54,143 5,962,959
TX 105,434 22,859,968
UT 2,070 2,469,585
VT 7,342 623,050
VA 41,351 7,567,465
WA 18,999 6,287,759
WV 24,047 1,816,856
WI 15,736 5,536,201
WY 4,684 509,294
Total US 1,569,812 296,410,404

 


Many people are interested in how many Masons there are and were each year in each State in the U.S. And how many were Raised each year, and how many Lodges were in existence each year. In each State.

We are in the process of compiling all this information, but it's a long and slow process. We're happy to share the information with anyone who wants it, and will post the information on this page for viewing and/or downloading.

It's still being worked on, but you are welcome to see what has been compiled so far. Please feel free to let me know any suggestions for changes or any additional information you might have. Also, feel free to revisit this site whenever you'd like, as we'll include more information as we gather it.

Please note that these files are zipped files, and when you unzip them, they are Lotus 123 files, latest release. If you cannot read this format, I am sorry but I do not have the ability to post these charts in another form without losing a good deal of the formatting. Please use these charts if your computer has the ability to read them, or feel free to attempt to find someone else who can assist you to read them.

Statistics in Excel format ---
stats in excel format.xls

File with number of Masons, each State, each year, 1900 to present --- Members

File with number Raised, each State, each year, 1900 to present ---
Raised

File with number of Lodges, each State, each year, 1900 to present ---
Lodges

File with statistics about Freemasonry in DC, 1863 to present ---
DC

File with statistics about Freemasonry in Virginia, before 1900 to present --- Virginia


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