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U.S. Royal Arch Masonry Membership Statistics

These statistics were obtained from Royal Arch Chapter Proceedings and other sources.

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Number of Royal Arch Masons in each state in a recent year
The years vary, but are as recent as I was able to obtain from Royal Arch Chapter Proceedings

The total number of Royal Arch Masons in the U.S., is approximately 265,771.

Alphabetical by State name

AK

450

AL

4,016

AR

2,837

AZ

1,533

CA

8,953

CO

2,024

CT

2,314

DC

894

DE

596

FL

7,783

GA

12,250

HI

679

IA

4,960

ID

1,017

IL

8,473

IN

7,273

KS

4,860

KY

7,559

LA

4,072

MA

7,195

MD

2,651

ME

5,468

MI

8,117

MN

5,398

MO

8,183

MS

6,042

MT

2,280

NC

7,221

ND

1,117

NE

2,349

NH

1,211

NJ

2,610

NM

1,090

NV

827

NY

6,758

OH

26,412

OK

2,156

OR

2,555

PA

15,737

RI

1,606

SC

9,094

SD

1,410

TN

11,327

TX

19,832

UT

559

VA

8,125

VT

1,406

WA

2,601

WI

3,665

WV

6,593

WY

1,633

In order of largest number of Royal Arch Masons
Note that half the Royal Arch Masons are in 10-11 states.
Also note that several of these Royal Arch Grand Chapters are not members of the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons International

Rank State RAM's % of Total Cumul %

1

OH

26,412

10%

10%

2

TX

19,832

7%

17%

3

PA

15,737

6%

23%

4

GA

12,250

5%

28%

5

TN

11,327

4%

32%

6

SC

9,094

3%

36%

7

CA

8,953

3%

39%

8

IL

8,473

3%

42%

9

MO

8,183

3%

45%

10

VA

8,125

3%

48%

11

MI

8,117

3%

51%

12

FL

7,783

3%

54%

13

KY

7,559

3%

57%

14

IN

7,273

3%

60%

15

NC

7,221

3%

63%

16

MA

7,195

3%

65%

17

NY

6,758

3%

68%

18

WV

6,593

2%

70%

19

MS

6,042

2%

73%

20

ME

5,468

2%

75%

21

MN

5,398

2%

77%

22

IA

4,960

2%

79%

23

KS

4,860

2%

80%

24

LA

4,072

2%

82%

25

AL

4,016

2%

83%

26

WI

3,665

1%

85%

27

AR

2,837

1%

86%

28

MD

2,651

1%

87%

29

NJ

2,610

1%

88%

30

WA

2,601

1%

89%

31

OR

2,555

1%

90%

32

NE

2,349

1%

91%

33

CT

2,314

1%

92%

34

MT

2,280

1%

92%

35

OK

2,156

1%

93%

36

CO

2,024

1%

94%

37

WY

1,633

1%

95%

38

RI

1,606

1%

95%

39

AZ

1,533

1%

96%

40

SD

1,410

1%

96%

41

VT

1,406

1%

97%

42

NH

1,211

0%

97%

43

ND

1,117

0%

98%

44

NM

1,090

0%

98%

45

ID

1,017

0%

98%

46

DC

894

0%

99%

47

NV

827

0%

99%

48

HI

679

0%

99%

49

DE

596

0%

100%

50

UT

559

0%

100%

51

AK

450

0%

100%

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