Utah’s most populous counties show increase in LDS population

Utah’s most populous counties show increase in LDS population

Salt Lake County’s population became more Mormon in 2013, reversing a slow and steady decline observed since at least the mid-1990s. The sta

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Salt Lake County’s population became more Mormon in 2013, reversing a slow and steady decline observed since at least the mid-1990s.

The state’s biggest county is now 51.41 percent LDS.

And Utah overall saw its share of Mormon adherents tick upward for the fourth straight year, reaching 62.64 percent.

These are among the findings from statistics The Salt Lake Tribune obtained through a public-records request.

Utah’s predominant faith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, provides county-level membership numbers to state government for demographic purposes. The Tribune compared these figures with census estimates to come up with a percentage of the population that is Mormon.

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