Once again, Utah takes the crown.
No state produced more Eagle Scouts in 2015 than Utah. Thanks in large part to the strong support Scouting receives from the LDS church there, 5,765 young men became Eagle Scouts in Utah in 2015.
Utah is No. 1 on the list for at least the seventh year in a row. That’s every year since 2009 — the first year for which detailed Eagle Scout statistics were made available to me.
California, Texas, Pennsylvania and North Carolina round out 2015’s top 5. See the complete list — 1 to 50 — below.
But wait! It’s not really fair to look at these numbers without adjusting for population. I mean, of course more young men will become Eagle Scouts in the nation’s most-populous state (California) than in its least-populous (Wyoming).
Which state had the most Eagle Scouts in 2015 after adjusting for population?
Utah tops this list as well, but the population-adjusted numbers move these states into the top 10: Idaho, Wyoming, Missouri, Rhode Island, Kansas and Kentucky.
California, second on the original list, drops to No. 40 on the adjusted one.
- Rhode Island
- North Carolina
- New Jersey
- South Dakota
- New Hampshire
- North Dakota
- South Carolina
- New Mexico
- West Virginia
- New York
What were the 2015 numbers for Eagle Scouts who don’t live in the 50 states?
Eagle Scouts don’t just live in the 50 United States. They’re everywhere.
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