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Old 04-22-2009, 01:46 PM
 
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Where did you get those first numbers?

I looked at the ARDA and it said:

Los Angeles County: 97,347
Orange County: 48,776
San Bernardino County: 36,936
Riverside County: 34,314

Did you get them from a different source?
You're right. I was waayyyy off base. I was looking at the number of congregations and not the number of adherents. I saw "Los Angeles County - 239" and assumed that meant 239,000 adherents. So yeah I'm an idiot right now. Thanks for catching my errors.
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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LDS Rank in Membership among Christian Denominations in US Metros(according to smtchll's source)
Atlanta 11th
Austin 10th
Boston 10th
Chicago 18th
Dallas 10th
Denver 2nd
Detroit 18th
Fresno 4th
Honolulu 2nd
Houston 10th
Kansas City 9th
Las Vegas 2nd
Los Angeles 2nd
Miami 11th
Milwaukee 12th
Minneapolis 13th
New York 11th
Philadelphia 13th
Phoenix 2nd
Pittsburgh 18th
Portland 2nd
Sacramento 2nd
San Diego 2nd
San Francisco 2nd
Seattle 2nd
Washington DC 8th
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:49 PM
 
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With the exception of San Francisco which has only about 2,000 Mormons, it would be safe to assume that most large Western cities have pretty high concentrations of Mormons. (Side note: Las Vegas was founded by Mormon settlers.)
The Greater Bay Area today has around 100,000 Mormons.
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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My wife grew up in Las Vegas in the 1950s and 60s, and she says the city was run by Mormons all along. They have no problem profiting from other people's desire to sin.

Here in Portland, there are a lot more Mormons than I expected.
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:52 PM
 
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Boise is actually predominantly Catholic with Mormons in the suburbs. In fact, most people in Boise don't go to church and tend to be secular. Most Mormons live in Eastern Idaho in places like Idaho Falls and Pocatello, where it seems like the Salt Lake City burbs. The Eastern and Western part of the state are completely different.
Things may have changed since 2000, but in 2000 there were 45,593 Mormons in Ada County ID (Boise) and 36,989 Catholics. In the Boise metro Mormons outnumbered Catholics 64,129 to 51,097.
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:53 PM
 
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There's probably some truth to that. The federal government--and eastern states--historically weren't very kind to Mormons, and that feeling of mistrust of eastern politicians and Washington bureaucrats is still there to an extent.
Actually not at all.

The only animosity is from people back east who for the most part arent really familiar with the Church. Usually once they get to know Mormons, they discover much of their concern was misplaced.

In fact today, New York and its surrounding Metro has a very fast growing Mormon population.
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:53 PM
 
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The Greater Bay Area today has around 100,000 Mormons.
I don't doubt it. They're just not in San Francisco itself. The Oakland Temple is one of the busiest in the church.
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:55 PM
 
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I don't doubt it. They're just not in San Francisco itself. The Oakland Temple is one of the busiest in the church.
Sidenote.

The Oakland Temple has services in the most foreign languages of any temple in the Church.
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:55 PM
 
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You can click on the "1990-2000 Change" tab and it might give you an idea of whether the population has risen or fallen since 2000.

oh and no problem JMT
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:56 PM
 
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Actually not at all.

The only animosity is from people back east who for the most part arent really familiar with the Church. Usually once they get to know Mormons, they discover much of their concern was misplaced.

In fact today, New York and its surrounding Metro has a very fast growing Mormon population.
I'm sorry but when I lived in Utah I rarely heard anyone say anything kind about any politicians from east of the Rocky Mountains, especially about those in DC. It was explained to me that it was from lingering resentment over the United States government's treatment of Mormons back in the early days of the church as well as from the states of New York, Ohio, Illinois, and Missouri.
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