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Statistics about Freemasons in Virginia

L = Lodges
Ra = Raisings
Aff = Affiliations
Re = Reinstatements
Dea = Deaths
Dem = Demits
N = Dropped for Non Payment of Dues (NPD)
Ex = Expelled
Total = Total Members
50 = Number of "50 Year" Members (no longer paying dues)
G/L = Gain or Loss per year
% = Percent Gain or Loss per year
Pop = Virginia's total population each year - Known and Estimated - from Census Bureau and interpolations
M% = Percent of Virginia's population who are Masons each year

Year

L

Ra

Aff

Re

Dea

Dem

N

Ex

Total

50

G/L

%

Pop

M%

1900

275

762

350

180

241

398

267

16

13,444

 

 

 

1,854,184

0.7%

1901

276

732

315

116

243

392

171

20

13,842

 

398

3.0%

1,874,927

0.7%

1902

277

724

354

218

247

420

174

9

14,303

 

461

3.3%

1,895,670

0.8%

1903

279

1,015

417

197

256

443

158

9

15,001

 

698

4.9%

1,916,412

0.8%

1904

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,937,155

 

1905

284

1,156

539

171

275

585

190

11

15,846

 

 

 

1,957,898

0.8%

1906

290

1,206

418

165

235

439

136

6

16,981

 

1,135

7.2%

1,978,641

0.9%

1907

287

1,252

425

160

279

461

174

10

17,864

 

883

5.2%

1,999,384

0.9%

1908

295

1,325

385

134

280

500

143

15

18,749

 

885

5.0%

2,020,126

0.9%

1909

298

1,333

403

152

282

504

214

14

19,589

 

840

4.5%

2,040,869

1.0%

1910

303

1,316

488

122

284

495

209

16

20,638

 

1,049

5.4%

2,061,612

1.0%

1911

312

1,304

491

126

353

476

157

14

21,587

 

949

4.6%

2,086,370

1.0%

1912

320

1,276

461

105

344

530

229

26

22,698

 

1,111

5.1%

2,111,127

1.1%

1913

321

1,193

435

97

366

446

301

10

23,317

 

619

2.7%

2,135,885

1.1%

1914

320

1,300

447

161

326

556

231

15

24,087

 

770

3.3%

2,160,642

1.1%

1915

319

1,270

405

125

348

522

301

10

24,734

 

647

2.7%

2,185,400

1.1%

1916

322

1,202

426

180

374

501

243

9

25,531

 

797

3.2%

2,210,157

1.2%

1917

319

1,240

401

131

431

478

223

14

26,072

 

541

2.1%

2,234,915

1.2%

1918

322

1,533

380

132

386

420

208

7

27,141

 

1,069

4.1%

2,259,672

1.2%

1919

319

1,734

383

183

535

363

183

15

28,154

 

1,013

3.7%

2,284,430

1.2%

1920

325

3,672

565

203

392

536

184

14

31,321

 

3,167

11.2%

2,309,187

1.4%

1921

326

3,960

792

237

452

513

113

10

35,136

 

3,815

12.2%

2,320,453

1.5%

1922

332

3,909

760

185

389

618

176

20

38,786

 

3,650

10.4%

2,331,720

1.7%

1923

337

2,760

618

149

430

563

219

23

41,191

 

2,405

6.2%

2,342,986

1.8%

1924

347

2,884

580

138

435

720

316

21

43,630

 

2,439

5.9%

2,354,253

1.9%

1925

344

2,686

570

167

431

672

287

19

45,561

 

1,931

4.4%

2,365,519

1.9%

1926

353

2,352

570

95

501

611

431

23

47,012

 

1,451

3.2%

2,376,785

2.0%

1927

353

1,910

525

110

559

721

573

15

48,081

 

1,069

2.3%

2,388,052

2.0%

1928

352

1,800

571

98

598

746

631

13

48,562

 

481

1.0%

2,399,318

2.0%

1929

352

1,766

504

112

625

630

845

12

48,782

 

220

0.5%

2,410,585

2.0%

1930

354

1,299

412

93

650

559

859

23

48,577

 

(205)

-0.4%

2,421,851

2.0%

1931

350

1,057

385

94

676

504

1,208

7

47,582

 

(995)

-2.0%

2,447,443

1.9%

1932

350

810

321

91

658

623

1,657

16

45,850

 

(1,732)

-3.6%

2,473,035

1.9%

1933

345

515

212

98

683

492

1,694

17

43,795

 

(2,055)

-4.5%

2,498,628

1.8%

1934

343

586

230

176

656

509

1,709

13

41,887

 

(1,908)

-4.4%

2,524,220

1.7%

1935

339

718

335

207

625

421

1,313

6

40,492

 

(1,395)

-3.3%

2,549,812

1.6%

1936

338

758

272

202

738

334

1,002

7

39,551

 

(941)

-2.3%

2,575,404

1.5%

1937

333

943

366

244

643

392

709

3

39,362

 

(189)

-0.5%

2,600,996

1.5%

1938

333

952

298

241

620

369

636

4

39,215

 

(147)

-0.4%

2,626,589

1.5%

1939

330

910

302

251

675

401

640

1

38,740

 

(475)

-1.2%

2,652,181

1.5%

1940

327

1,018

358

162

707

376

536

1

38,765

 

25

0.1%

2,677,773

1.4%

1941

324

1,194

343

189

625

331

427

3

39,083

 

318

0.8%

2,741,864

1.4%

1942

322

1,343

363

243

661

289

357

1

39,492

 

409

1.0%

2,805,954

1.4%

1943

321

1,864

320

292

684

223

242

3

40,896

 

1,404

3.6%

2,870,045

1.4%

1944

 

2,596

351

407

751

251

160

2

43,085

 

2,189

5.4%

2,934,136

1.5%

1945

 

2,624

417

524

786

337

101

4

45,566

 

2,481

5.8%

2,998,227

1.5%

1946

 

3,431

542

351

709

409

105

10

48,770

 

3,204

7.0%

3,062,317

1.6%

1947

 

3,380

579

283

821

467

96

5

51,714

 

2,944

6.0%

3,126,408

1.7%

1948

 

2,959

535

251

846

431

135

5

54,280

 

2,566

5.0%

3,190,499

1.7%

1949

 

3,070

648

231

865

415

184

8

56,763

 

2,483

4.6%

3,254,589

1.7%

1950

 

2,661

552

155

903

473

207

3

58,784

 

2,021

3.6%

3,318,680

1.8%

1951

 

2,467

485

141

934

485

209

4

60,239

 

1,455

2.5%

3,383,507

1.8%

1952

 

2,713

528

150

940

449

197

5

62,070

 

1,831

3.0%

3,448,334

1.8%

1953

 

2,867

490

110

988

393

222

8

64,026

 

1,956

3.2%

3,513,161

1.8%

1954

 

2,381

435

97

1,010

447

275

12

65,199

 

1,173

1.8%

3,577,988

1.8%

1955

 

2,313

463

102

1,016

408

275

4

66,370

 

1,171

1.8%

3,642,815

1.8%

1956

 

2,384

387

104

1,074

492

349

4

67,395

 

1,025

1.5%

3,707,641

1.8%

1957

 

2,258

474

109

1,210

513

354

8

68,152

 

757

1.1%

3,772,468

1.8%

1958

 

1,938

462

81

1,157

492

354

6

68,606

714

454

0.7%

3,837,295

1.8%

1959

 

1,998

435

96

1,199

452

363

6

69,115

778

509

0.7%

3,902,122

1.8%

1960

 

2,003

511

94

1,274

456

359

3

69,603

812

488

0.7%

3,966,949

1.8%

1961

 

1,926

645

70

1,327

457

356

6

70,095

931

492

0.7%

4,035,399

1.7%

1962

 

1,797

492

70

1,317

491

365

6

70,295

1,027

200

0.3%

4,103,849

1.7%

1963

 

1,834

620

100

1,371

508

365

4

70,571

1,105

276

0.4%

4,172,299

1.7%

1964

 

1,878

548

91

1,469

485

354

4

70,785

1,170

214

0.3%

4,240,749

1.7%

1965

 

1,898

540

71

1,445

470

357

4

71,021

1,205

236

0.3%

4,309,199

1.6%

1966

 

1,788

438

79

1,462

460

354

3

71,058

1,274

37

0.1%

4,377,648

1.6%

1967

 

1,758

557

84

1,472

410

282

3

71,294

1,369

236

0.3%

4,446,098

1.6%

1968

 

1,642

519

88

1,507

435

384

5

71,211

1,437

(83)

-0.1%

4,514,548

1.6%

1969

 

1,550

502

87

1,532

447

307

4

71,057

1,686

(154)

-0.2%

4,582,998

1.6%

1970

 

1,530

637

92

1,454

468

372

8

70,977

2,074

(80)

-0.1%

4,651,448

1.5%

1971

 

1,780

529

83

1,547

491

344

2

70,990

2,413

13

0.0%

4,720,983

1.5%

1972

 

1,687

565

100

1,447

499

330

0

71,021

2,562

31

0.0%

4,790,518

1.5%

1973

 

1,568

529

92

1,497

476

401

7

70,832

2,751

(189)

-0.3%

4,860,053

1.5%

1974

 

1,585

718

102

1,579

632

400

2

70,518

3,118

(314)

-0.4%

4,929,588

1.4%

1975

 

1,636

551

109

1,605

580

419

6

70,284

3,308

(234)

-0.3%

4,999,123

1.4%

1976

 

1,569

641

101

1,539

551

462

7

69,987

3,409

(297)

-0.4%

5,068,657

1.4%

1977

 

1,326

746

75

1,546

533

360

8

69,701

3,596

(286)

-0.4%

5,138,192

1.4%

1978

 

1,334

939

80

1,570

537

391

6

69,565

3,645

(136)

-0.2%

5,207,727

1.3%

1979

351

1,207

556

72

1,648

574

441

8

68,732

3,601

(833)

-1.2%

5,277,262

1.3%

1980

352

1,188

634

76

1,598

626

434

8

67,967

3,559

(765)

-1.1%

5,346,797

1.3%

1981

354

1,218

809

92

1,646

583

469

12

67,384

3,420

(583)

-0.9%

5,433,517

1.2%

1982

354

1,152

516

98

1,612

509

314

13

66,707

3,291

(677)

-1.0%

5,520,238

1.2%

1983

357

1,095

790

87

1,715

469

411

9

66,077

3,088

(630)

-0.9%

5,606,958

1.2%

1984

357

998

528

91

1,643

498

530

10

64,988

2,941

(1,089)

-1.6%

5,693,678

1.1%

1985

357

920

452

84

1,691

530

422

9

63,798

2,747

(1,190)

-1.8%

5,780,399

1.1%

1986

357

849

495

90

1,703

529

391

7

62,615

2,614

(1,183)

-1.9%

5,867,119

1.1%

1987

357

699

490

79

1,643

494

398

6

61,356

2,855

(1,259)

-2.0%

5,953,839

1.0%

1988

357

726

461

99

1,699

503

477

2

59,971

2,516

(1,385)

-2.3%

6,040,559

1.0%

1989

356

782

492

99

1,612

482

405

23

58,833

2,515

(1,138)

-1.9%

6,127,280

1.0%

1990

355

766

447

96

1,633

489

514

13

57,492

2,478

(1,341)

-2.3%

6,214,000

0.9%

1991

355

756

471

94

1,620

538

542

13

56,102

2,456

(1,390)

-2.4%

6,282,000

0.9%

1992

351

763

476

101

1,568

497

495

5

54,871

2,458

(1,231)

-2.2%

6,383,000

0.9%

1993

346

752

444

97

1,607

519

477

5

53,636

2,564

(1,235)

-2.3%

6,465,000

0.8%

1994

344

698

461

369

1,613

446

404

5

52,592

2,709

(1,044)

-1.9%

6,538,000

0.8%

1995

344

814

452

95

1,512

436

465

5

51,658

2,879

(934)

-1.8%

6,601,000

0.8%

1996

341

1,354

436

166

1,581

475

381

5

51,162

3,256

(496)

-1.0%

6,666,000

0.8%

1997

337

531

490

79

1,601

479

482

2

49,659

3,602

(1,503)

-2.9%

6,734,000

0.7%

1998

 

390

326

61

1,102

230

230

5

48,252

3,604

(2,910)

-5.7%

6,734,000

0.7%

1999

 

649

500

85

1,483

496

419

6

47,082

 

(2,577)

-5.2%

 

 

 

 

 

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