Wednesday, August 31, 2011

LDS Statistical Map - Western Hemisphere

I have been working on creating a statistical map to provide in-depth insight into LDS Church growth trends by nation/territory.  Statistics provided for each nation include:
  • Number of LDS members in 2010
  • 2010 membership growth rate
  • Percent membership growth since 2000
  • Number of units (congregations)
  • Number of temples
  • Number of missions
  • Number of stakes
  • Number of districts
  • Ratio of one Latter-day Saint per "x" inhabitants
  • Change of ratio in LDS per inhabitants since 2000
  • Percent of inhabitants reached by LDS congregations
  • Number of unreached cities with over "x" number of inhabitants
  • Estimated member activity rate
  • Year of initial LDS Church establishment
  • Year of country dedication for missionary work
Countries are color-coded to indicate whether there is an LDS temple and stake (red), a stake and no temple (yellow), a district and no stake or temple (green), or an LDS congregation and no district, stake, or temple (blue). Countries that have markers with dots indicate whether an LDS mission is headquartered in the country or not.

Below is a map of countries/territories in the Western Hemisphere provided with LDS statistics by country/territory.  I am still populating all of the statistical fields for these nations/territories as some of these remain blank.

View Western Hemisphere in a larger map


alien236 said...

Only 75% of the U.S. has been reached?? Is that because of the places where people go to congregations in another town, like I used to?

Matt said...

All cities and towns are assigned to a specific LDS congregation in the United States, but approximately 25% of Americans live in cities which do not have their own respective wards and branches. Many of the "unreached" American population reside in rural areas or small towns and cities. Only a handful of cities have over 100,000 inhabitants and no LDS congregations, primarily concentrated on the East Coast.

Ashlee said...

This is an interesting blog. Thank you for gathering the information in one place.