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Based off of a census of those two areas, the population looks to be approximately 7,547.

However, since the church has other outposts in Colorado, South Dakota, Texas and British Columbia, that number could be much higher.

How it came to be: The practice of wearing prairie dresses and covering every inch of flesh didn't actually start until after a 1953 raid on the Colorado City compound.

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The "F" in FLDS stands for fundamentalist, in that they strictly adhere to what was originally a tenant of Mormon faith (being polygamy), while the LDS church has since disowned the practice.

Unlike the mainstream polygamists you may have seen on the TLC show Sister Wives or in the HBO show Big Love, FLDS polygamists mostly live in isolation in Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona.

How it came to be: While it's not required, at least three wives is the ideal number to have in order to reach the highest level of heaven.

In terms of when polygamy was introduced, that goes way back to the founding of Mormonism.

Which comes in handy when you've got to deal with a bunch of sister wives. (Not a joke.) They also call regular LDS Mormons, including Mitt Romney, part of the "abominable church of the devil," since they let African American members take the priesthood.

How it came about: As the FLDS community became increasingly isolated from the outside world, teachings increased about the evils of "gentiles,"(non FLDS members), and the corruption they bring through idol worship (i.e. What it means: According to the FLDS, the worst of the evil gentiles are African Americans. How it came about: The FLDS believe sex is strictly for procreation, so if your wife is already with child there's no point to it.

And lastly, they're trying to get the attention of very important NYC fashion designers who might model their fall shows after the looks*.(*I made that up, sorry.) How it came to be: In a small community where men are marrying a couple of women and there are only so many folks to choose from, the problem is that they might be related to some of those women.

So, what happens when cousins marry each other, or even closer relations in some cases? In fact, the Colorado City/Hildale area has the world's highest incidence of something commonly known as "Polygamist's Down's," but more scientifically called fumarase deficiency.

Firstly being that a uniform dress discourages fellow wives from feeling jealous of each other.

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