Which state had the most Eagle Scouts in 2015?

Which state had the most Eagle Scouts in 2015?

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.

1 Utah 5,765
2 California 4,887
3 Texas 4,125
4 Pennsylvania 2,378
5 North Carolina 2,066
6 Virginia 2,035
7 New York 1,949
8 Ohio 1,834
9 Illinois 1,663
10 Arizona 1,632
11 Florida 1,632
12 Georgia 1,560
13 New Jersey 1,485
14 Missouri 1,417
15 Washington 1,371
16 Idaho 1,309
17 Michigan 1,213
18 Maryland 1,106
19 Minnesota 1,037
20 Colorado 999
21 Massachusetts 975
22 Kentucky 952
23 Wisconsin 921
24 Tennessee 907
25 Indiana 882
26 Oregon 677
27 Connecticut 663
28 Kansas 647
29 South Carolina 629
30 Alabama 573
31 Nevada 557
32 Iowa 554
33 Oklahoma 484
34 Nebraska 384
35 Louisiana 351
36 Mississippi 349
37 Arkansas 260
38 Rhode Island 246
39 Hawaii 236
40 New Mexico 218
41 New Hampshire 190
42 West Virginia 190
43 Montana 177
44 Maine 169
45 Wyoming 153
46 South Dakota 134
47 Alaska 132
48 Delaware 119
49 North Dakota 99
50 Vermont 82

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).

So …

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.

  1. Utah
  2. Idaho
  3. Wyoming
  4. Virginia
  5. Arizona
  6. Missouri
  7. Rhode Island
  8. Kansas
  9. Kentucky
  10. North Carolina
  11. Nebraska
  12. Nevada
  13. Washington
  14. Minnesota
  15. Pennsylvania
  16. Connecticut
  17. Maryland
  18. Colorado
  19. Alaska
  20. Iowa
  21. Montana
  22. Oregon
  23. New Jersey
  24. Hawaii
  25. Wisconsin
  26. Ohio
  27. South Dakota
  28. Georgia
  29. Texas
  30. Massachusetts
  31. New Hampshire
  32. Tennessee
  33. Indiana
  34. Vermont
  35. North Dakota
  36. Illinois
  37. South Carolina
  38. Maine
  39. Delaware
  40. California
  41. Oklahoma
  42. Michigan
  43. Alabama
  44. Mississippi
  45. New Mexico
  46. West Virginia
  47. New York
  48. Arkansas
  49. Florida
  50. Louisiana

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.

Puerto Rico 166
Transatlantic 143
Far East 90
Direct Services 20
Washington, D.C. 15
Virgin Islands (now merged into council No. 082) 3
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