How many Mormons live in Salt Lake City?


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2010-02-18 17:40:47
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" Church) only publishes membership records by state, not by city. Salt Lake City proper has a much lower Mormon population than the surrounding area. This is largely due to the fact that the property is expensive and homes are small. Mormons, who traditionally have large families, choose to live in the suburbs which have a lower cost of living and larger homes. The majority of the Mormons in Salt Lake City are college students, young couples, and retired couples. Just a rough estimate by someone who lives in Salt Lake City, I'd say about 30 percent or less (depending on the area) of Salt Lake City is an active Mormon.


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