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Masonic Membership Statistics

US Masonic Membership Totals since 1924

U.S. Grand Lodges Membership        Canadian Grand Lodges Membership 

Membership Totals since 1924

The Masonic Service Association has compiled the following table of totals of Master Masons in the United Sates Grand Lodges for the fiscal years indicated. These figures are based upon M.S.A. records and do not necessarily correspond exactly with those published by other sources.

YEAR
U.S. TOTAL
YEAR
U.S. TOTAL
YEAR
U.S. TOTAL
1924
3,077,161
1966
3,948,193 2008  * 1,444,823
1925
3,157,566
1967
3,910,509
1926
3,218,375
1968
3,868,854
1927
3,267,241
1969
3,817,846
1928
3,295,872
1970
3,763,213
1929
3,295,125
1971
3,718,718
1930
3,279,778
1972
3,661,507
1931
3,216,307
1973
3,611,448
1932
3,069,645
1974
3,561,767
1933
2,901,758
1975
3,512,628
1934
2,760,451
1976
3,470,980
1935
2,659,218
1977
3,418,844
1936
2,591,309
1978
3,360,409
1937
2,549,772
1979
3,304,334
1938
2,514,595
1980
3,251,528
1939
2,482,291
1981
3,188,175
1940
2,457,263
1982
3,121,746
1941
2,451,301
1983
3,060,242
1942
2,478,892
1984
2,992,389
1943
2,561,844
1985
2,914,421
1944
2,719,607
1986
2,839,962
1945
2,896,343
1987
2,763,828
1946
3,097,713
1988
2,682,537
1947
3,281,371
1989
2,608,935
1948
3,426,155
1990
2,531,643
1949
3,545,757
1991
2,452,676
1950
3,644,634
1992
2,371,863
1951
3,726,744
1993
2,293,949
1952
3,808,364
1994
2,225,611
1953
3,893,530
1995
2,153,316
1954
3,964,118
1996
2,089,578
1955
4,009,925
1997
2,021,909
1956
4,053,323
1998
1,967,208
1957
4,085,676
1999
1,902,588
1958
4,099,928
2000
1,841,169
      1959  **  
4,103,161
2001
1,774,200
1960
4,099,219
2002
1,727,505
1961
4,086,499
2003
1,671,255
1962
4,063,563
2004
1,617,032
1963
4,034,020
2005
1,569,812
1964
4,005,605
2006
1,525,131
1965
3,987,690
2007
1,483,449

NOTE:  *   Indicates lowest point
             ** Indicates highest total

 

U.S. Grand Lodges 2008 Membership

STATE
MEMBERSHIP 2008
MEMBERSHIP 2007
GAIN/LOSS
ALABAMA  * 30,122 29,775 347
ALASKA    1,982 2,003 -21
ARIZONA   9,315 9,642 -327
ARKANSAS 16,094 16,524 -430
CALIFORNIA   63,497 66,127 -2,630
COLORADO 11,421 12,645 -1,224
CONNECTICUT 13,926 14,185 -259
DELAWARE  * 5,260 5,111 149
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 4,434 4,552 -118
FLORIDA   48,658 49,964 -1,306
GEORGIA 45,736 46,914 -1,178
HAWAII   x 1,733 1,733 0
IDAHO     4,225 4,412 -187
ILLINOIS 68,562 69,703 -1,141
INDIANA 67,777 68,759 -982
IOWA 23,140 23,960 -820
KANSAS 25,115 26,171 -1,056
KENTUCKY 48,408 48,955 -547
LOUISIANA  22,006 22,707 -701
MAINE 20,363 21,659 -1,296
MARYLAND 17,054 17,608 -554
MASSACHUSETTS   36,848 37,777 -929
MICHIGAN 41,185 42,737 -1,552
MINNESOTA 15,782 16,262 -480
MISSISSIPPI 20,493 21,248 -755
MISSOURI 51,500 51,775 -275
MONTANA 6,605 6,985 -380
NEBRASKA 13,498 13,988 -490
NEVADA   4,390 4,504 -114
NEW HAMPSHIRE 7,156 7,279 -123
NEW JERSEY   27,297 28,579 -1,282
NEW MEXICO 5,211 5,579 -368
NEW YORK      49,082 50,580 -1,498
NORTH CAROLINA 46,300 47,137 -837
NORTH DAKOTA   3,269 3,385 -116
OHIO   110,250 114,661 -4,411
OKLAHOMA    27,723 28,713 -990
OREGON 10,330 10,736 -406
PENNSYLVANIA   117,584 120,502 -2,918
RHODE ISLAND 4,183 4,490 -307
SOUTH CAROLINA 41,597 42,463 -866
SOUTH DAKOTA 6,372 6,527 -155
TENNESSEE 46,828 48,677 -1,849
TEXAS   95,289 98,398 -3,109
UTAH 1,963 1,944 19
VERMONT   6,823 7,019 -196
VIRGINIA 39,839 40,052 -213
WASHINGTON   * 17,682 16,372 1,310
WEST VIRGINIA 22,557 22,947 -390
WISCONSIN 14,134 14,600 -466
WYOMING     4,225 4,424 -199
TOTAL 1,444,823 1,483,449 -38,626

   * Relects adjustment from previous year
   x No Change from previous year
   + Increase in members

Canadian Grand Lodges

           

2008
2007
Membership
Membership
GAIN/LOSS
ALBERTA 7,474 7,693 -219
BRITISH COLUMBIA 10,366 10,626 -260
MANITOBA 2,678 2,714 -36
NEW BRUNSWICK 3,648 3,789 -141
NEWFOUNDLAND/LABRADOR   2,097 2,130 -33
NOVA SCOTIA 5,236 5,664 -428
ONTARIO 50,890 52,130 -1,240
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND   * 821 821 0
QUEBEC 4,372 4,441 -69
SASKATCHEWAN    3,545 3,636 -91
TOTAL 91,127 93,644 -2,517

          + Reflects Gain
          * No change from previous year

 

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