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Shrine Membership Statistics

These statistics were obtained from the Imperial Shrine and the Masonic Service Association. Graphs based on them can be found at the webpage shown in the link at the bottom of this page.

If anyone has suggestions for improvements or corrections in this, or any other webpage I have created, please let me know at paulb'at'bessel.org (Paul M. Bessel).

Soon to be added -- Statistics about Scottish Rite & York Rite membership

 

Year

Shrine Membership at end of year

1882

1,081

1883

1,460

1884

2,205

1885

3,039

1886

4,735

1887

7,565

1888

10,377

1889

13,638

1890

16,980

1891

21,127

1892

27,161

1893

31,441

1894

37,352

1895

41,502

1896

44,280

1897

47,416

1898

50,069

1899

55,455

1900

60,422

1901

67,331

1902

78,182

1903

87,727

1904

96,798

1905

102,787

1906

113,276

1907

126,457

1908

138,125

1909

149,157

1910

159,535

1911

172,661

1912

185,493

1913

200,040

1914

213,611

1915

223,999

1916

238,993

1917

258,828

1918

288,967

1919

363,744

1920

456,502

1921

510,816

1922

540,023

1923

565,156

1924

583,148

1925

585,819

1926

587,133

1927

581,336

1928

576,193

1929

568,395

1930

550,619

1931

517,827

1932

474,758

1933

422,009

1934

387,833

1935

364,774

1936

351,695

1937

339,636

1938

327,750

1939

316,669

1940

307,996

1941

306,470

1942

307,591

1943

332,945

1944

386,174

1945

437,961

1946

491,559

1947

536,662

1948

575,954

1949

607,915

1950

636,456

1951

663,696

1952

689,678

1953

718,300

1954

740,040

1955

761,175

1956

780,849

1957

800,332

1958

807,950

1959

816,091

1960

821,473

1961

825,604

1962

828,161

1963

834,286

1964

837,292

1965

844,511

1966

850,907

1967

857,286

1968

863,065

1969

870,970

1970

878,013

1971

886,500

1972

896,750

1973

908,150

1974

919,082

1975

928,385

1976

937,712

1977

939,708

1978

941,799

1979

938,404

1980

932,744

1981

924,517

1982

912,458

1983

900,000

1984

884,441

1985

867,843

1986

847,484

1987

822,625

1988

798,734

1989

774,148

1990

746,940

1991

717,461

1992

687,296

1993

659,510

1994

633,762

1995

608,607

1996

586,717

1997

567,351

1998

545,802

1999

528,978

 

Year

Masons in U.S.
MSA statistics

1924

3,077,161

1925

3,157,566

1926

3,218,375

1927

3,267,241

1928

3,295,872

1929

3,295,125

1930

3,279,778

1931

3,216,307

1932

3,069,645

1933

2,901,758

1934

2,761,451

1935

2,659,218

1936

2,591,309

1937

2,549,772

1938

2,514,595

1939

2,482,291

1940

2,457,263

1941

2,451,301

1942

2,478,892

1943

2,561,844

1944

2,719,607

1945

2,896,343

1946

3,097,713

1947

3,281,371

1948

3,426,155

1949

3,545,757

1950

3,644,634

1951

3,726,744

1952

3,808,364

1953

3,893,530

1954

3,964,118

1955

4,009,925

1956

4,053,323

1957

4,085,676

1958

4,099,928

1959

4,103,161

1960

4,099,219

1961

4,086,499

1962

4,063,563

1963

4,034,020

1964

4,005,605

1965

3,987,690

1966

3,948,193

1967

3,910,509

1968

3,868,854

1969

3,817,846

1970

3,763,213

1971

3,718,718

1972

3,661,507

1973

3,611,448

1974

3,561,767

1975

3,512,628

1976

3,470,980

1977

3,418,844

1978

3,360,409

1979

3,304,334

1980

3,251,528

1981

3,188,175

1982

3,121,746

1983

3,060,242

1984

2,992,389

1985

2,914,421

1986

2,839,962

1987

2,763,828

1988

2,682,537

1989

2,608,935

1990

2,531,643

1991

2,452,676

1992

2,371,863

1993

2,293,949

1994

2,225,611

1995

2,153,316

1996

2,089,578

1997

2,021,909

1998

 

 

Year

Scottish Rite Membership (Northern + Southern)

1901

43,268

1902

 

1903

54,607

1904

 

1905

68,437

1906

 

1907

85,476

1908

 

1909

104,809

1910

 

1911

126,948

1912

 

1913

150,625

1914

 

1915

176,863

1916

 

1917

211,964

1918

 

1919

296,514

1920

371,068

1921

439,100

1922

482,710

1923

510,642

1924

535,937

1925

555,643

1926

573,309

1927

586,295

1928

594,541

1929

598,324

1930

594,778

1931

576,425

1932

543,235

1933

506,331

1934

478,623

1935

454,373

1936

435,606

1937

419,844

1938

404,736

1939

393,785

1940

385,678

1941

383,524

1942

387,640

1943

413,029

1944

465,810

1945

529,493

1946

588,705

1947

642,415

1948

686,688

1949

723,836

1950

752,112

1951

780,878

1952

813,688

1953

844,822

1954

874,016

1955

899,853

1956

924,698

1957

947,362

1958

964,076

1959

979,041

1960

992,959

1961

1,002,791

1962

1,011,971

1963

1,021,509

1964

1,029,715

1965

1,040,841

1966

1,052,300

1967

1,062,377

1968

1,073,955

1969

1,081,924

1970

1,092,058

1971

1,102,530

1972

1,111,337

1973

1,123,601

1974

1,138,802

1975

1,150,719

1976

1,161,012

1977

1,164,621

1978

1,166,704

1979

1,166,467

1980

1,161,582

1981

1,152,905

1982

1,144,434

1983

1,129,992

1984

1,117,670

1985

1,098,877

1986

1,077,649

1987

1,055,233

1988

1,028,228

1989

1,000,349

1990

964,693

1991

932,500

1992

899,459

1993

867,693

1994

838,709

1995

808,820

 

Year

Knight Templar Membership at end of each year (Grand Encampment)

1884

63,387

1885

65,227

1886

67,300

1887

70,746

1888

73,471

1889

76,986

1890

81,802

1891

85,584

1892

90,306

1893

95,912

1894

100,134

1895

103,541

1896

109,704

1897

112,036

1898

114,540

1899

118,550

1900

120,763

1901

125,108

1902

130,893

1903

138,260

1904

147,309

1905

155,570

1906

163,510

1907

172,149

1908

182,534

1909

191,175

1910

199,250

1911

207,683

1912

214,727

1913

221,891

1914

230,261

1915

237,340

1916

243,590

1917

252,566

1918

262,858

1919

277,421

1920

314,588

1921

367,645

1922

402,165

1923

422,795

1924

438,175

1925

447,809

1926

453,195

1927

453,836

1928

451,939

1929

445,505

1930

435,901

1931

420,108

1932

398,136

1933

367,173

1934

337,079

1935

312,620

1936

291,671

1937

274,930

1938

261,053

1939

249,049

1940

238,291

1941

228,883

1942

222,742

1943

219,368

1944

227,314

1945

248,211

1946

272,019

1947

 

1948

 

1949

325,613

1950

336,329

1951

347,083

1952

355,589

1953

364,464

1954

374,308

1955

380,237

1956

385,408

1957

389,445

1958

393,335

1959

396,242

1960

398,564

1961

398,189

1962

395,929

1963

395,850

1964

390,985

1965

388,428

1966

386,510

1967

382,171

1968

379,075

1969

375,556

1970

370,264

1971

366,684

1972

363,367

1973

361,149

1974

358,455

1975

357,559

1976

355,830

1977

354,435

1978

350,727

1979

347,877

1980

344,072

1981

339,546

1982

334,603

1983

 

1984

 

1985

315,890

1986

308,349

1987

301,014

1988

292,257

 

 

Link to webpage with graphs based on these statistics

 

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