This map shows the number of congregations affiliated with the UUA by state as of February 2011. The color of each state shows the relative number of congregations to a state’s population, using 2010 U.S. Census data.
(Graphic by Kathy Todd; map by bubaone/iStock)
Where are you most likely to find a Unitarian Universalist congregation? This map shows the number of congregations affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association in each state and the District of Columbia.
Seven of the ten states with the most congregations are also among the most populous states, but the state with the most congregations and members is Massachusetts, the fourteenth most populous state.
Each state is shaded to indicate how many congregations there are relative to the total population. We’ve labeled this data “UU congregations per 1 million people.” Vermont, by this measure, is No. 1.
Map includes 1,018 UUA member congregations in the United States using data collected by the UUA through February 2011, but does not include the Church of the Larger Fellowship (which is headquartered in Mass. but serves a geographically dispersed community). The map does include multidenominational congregations affiliated with the UUA, including 17 in Mass., 4 in Ill., 3 in N.H., 2 in Vt., 1 in Maine, and 1 in D.C. The UUA also includes two congregations in the U.S. Virgin Islands, 19 in Canada, and six in other countries, for a total of 1,046. Data prepared by Christopher L. Walton. Graphic by Kathy Todd; map by bubaone/iStock.
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Christopher L. Walton was the editor of UU World and director of the UUA’s Periodicals staff group until June 2021. He holds degrees from Harvard Divinity School and the University of Utah.