Appendix I

Statistical Studies of the Evolution of the Membership of American and Canadian Grand Lodges

MASTER MASONS IN THE U.S. SINCE 1924

The Masonic Service Association has compiled the following table of totals of master Masons in the United States grand lodges for the fiscal years indicated. These figures are based on Masonic Service Association records and do not necessarily correspond exactly with those published by other sources.

YEAR

U.S. TOTAL

YEAR

U.S. TOTAL

1924

3,077,161

1951

3,726,744

1925

3,157,566

1952

3,808,364

1926

3,218,375

1953

3,893,530

1927

3,267,241

1954

3,964,118

1928

3,295,872

1955

4,009,925

1929

3,295,125

1956

4,053,323

1930

3,279,778

1957

4,085,676

1931

3,216,307

1958

4,099,928

1932

3,069,645

1959*

4,103,161

1933

2,901,758

1960

4,099,219

1934

2,760,451

1961

4,086,499

1935

2,659,218

1962

4,063,563

1936

2,591,309

1963

4,034,020

1937

2,549,772

1964

4,005,605

1938

2,514,595

1965

3,987,690

1939

2,482,291

1966

3,948,193

1940

2,457,263

1967

3,910,509

1941

2,451,301

1968

3,868,854

1942

2,478,892

1969

3,817,846

1943

2,561,844

1970

3,763,213

1944

2,719,607

1971

3,718,718

1945

2,896,343

1972

3,661,507

1946

3,097,713

1973

3,611,448

1947

3,281,371

1974

3,561,767

1948

3,426,155

1975

3,512,628

1949

3,545,757

1976

3,470,980

1950

3,644,634

1977

3,418,844

1978

3,360,409

1997

2,021,909

1979

3,304,334

1998

1,967,208

1980

3,251,528

1999

1,902,588

1981

3,188,175

2000

1,841,169

1982

3,121,746

2001

1,774,200

1983

3,060,242

2002

1,727,505

1984

2,992,389

2003

1,671,255

1985

2,914,421

2004

1,617,032

1986

2,839,962

2005

1,569,812

1987

2,763,828

2006

1,525,131

1988

2,682,537

2007

1,483,449

1989

2,608,935

2008

1,444,823

1990

2,531,643

2009

1,404,059

1991

2,452,676

2010

1,373,453

1992

2,371,863

2011

1,336,503

1993

2,293,949

2012

1,306,539

1994

2,225,611

2013

1,246,241

1995

2,153,316

2014

1,211,183

1996

2,089,578

2015**

1,161,253

* Indicates highest total

**Indicates lowest point

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U.S. GRAND LODGES MEMBERSHIP

STATE

MEMBERSHIP 2011

MEMBERSHIP 2012

GAIN/ LOSS

ALABAMA *

27,576

27,654

78

ALASKA

1,868

1,820

-48

ARIZONA

8,263

8,000

-263

ARKANSAS *

12,005

13,042

1,037

CALIFORNIA *

57,250

63,546

6,296

COLORADO

9,320

8,885

-435

CONNECTICUT

12,423

11,778

-645

DELAWARE

4,997

4,910

-87

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA *

4,424

4,438

14

FLORIDA

44,437

42,959

-1 478

GEORGIA

42,297

41,255

-1042

HAWAII

1,806

1,778

-28

IDAHO

3,832

3,682

-150

ILLINOIS

66,347

65,781

-566

INDIANA

62,968

60,449

-2519

IOWA

20,844

20,203

-641

KANSAS

22,004

21,225

-779

KENTUCKY

45,275

43,658

-1617

LOUISIANA

20,482

20,404

-78

MAINE

21,033

19,860

-1173

MARYLAND *

15,998

16,146

148

MASSACHUSETTS

35,333

33,048

-2285

MICHIGAN

36,172

34,686

-1486

MINNESOTA

14,084

13,587

-497

MISSISSIPPI

18,689

18,063

-626

MISSOURI

50,415

45,850

-4565

MONTANA

5,773

5,597

-176

NEBRASKA

12,271

11,895

-376

NEVADA

4,168

4,163

-5

NEW HAMPSHIRE

6,681

6,496

-185

NEW JERSEY

23,209

22,523

-686

NEW MEXICO

5,590

5,389

-201

NEW YORK

44,776

42,669

-2107

NORTH CAROLINA

43,644

43,112

-532

NORTH DAKOTA

2,927

2,876

-51

OHIO

101,929

94,867

-7062

OKLAHOMA

24,068

23,842

-226

OREGON

9,203

8,946

-257

PENNSYLVANIA

111,661

108,758

-2903

RHODE ISLAND

4,161

3,573

-588

SOUTH CAROLINA

38,853

37,811

-1042

SOUTH DAKOTA

5,902

5,679

-223

TENNESSEE

43,015

41,780

-1235

TEXAS *

88,896

93,188

4292

UTAH *

2,034

2,057

23

VERMONT

6,299

5,855

-444

VIRGINIA

38,008

37,177

-831

WASHINGTON

16,110

15,450

-660

WEST VIRGINIA

21,242

20,808

-434

WISCONSIN

12,165

11,742

-423

WYOMING

3,776

3,579

-197

Total

1,336,503

1,306,539

-29,964

* Increase over 2011

CANADIAN GRAND LODGES MEMBERSHIP

PROVINCE

Membership

2011

Membership

2012

GAIN/LOSS

ALBERTA

7,336

7,284

-52

BRITISH COLUMBIA

8,882

8,589

-293

MANITOBA

2,502

2,410

-92

NEW BRUNSWICK

3,274

3,154

-120

NEWFOUNDLAND/ LABRADOR

2,128

2,111

-17

NOVA SCOTIA

4,740

4,554

-186

ONTARIO

47,522

45,660

-1,862

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

734

722

-12

QUEBEC *

4,172

4,182

10

SASKATCHEWAN

2,892

2,822

-70

Total

84,182

81,488

- 2,694

* Increase over 2011

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NUMBER OF MASONS IN PROPORTION TO THE POPULATION OF EACH STATE IN 2005

(from Masonic Service Association of North America statistics)

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.

State

Number of Masons

(does not include Prince Hall Masons)

Total population 7/1/05 according to U.S. 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

1,569,812

296,410,404

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