Statistical Report 1974

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    Prepared by the Office of the Presiding Bishopric

    Statistical Report 1974

    For the information of the members of the Church:

    The First Presidency issued the following statistical report concerning the membership of the Church at the end of the year 1974:

    Church Units

    Number of Stakes of Zion at the Close of 1974

    675

    Number of Wards

    4,756

    Number of Independent Branches in Stakes

    1,195

    Total Wards and Independent Branches in Stakes at the Close of the Year

    5,951

    Number of Mission Branches at the Close of the Year

    1,822

    Number of Full-time Missions at the End of the Year

    113

    Church Membership, December 31, 1974

    In the Stakes

    2,960,143

    In the Missions

    425,766

    Total Membership

    3,385,909

    Church Growth During 1974

    Children Blessed in Stakes and Missions

    72,717

    Children of Record Baptized in Stakes and Missions

    47,234

    Converts Baptized in Stakes and Missions

    69,018

    Social Statistics (Based on 1974 Data from the Stakes and Missions)

    Birth Rate per Thousand

    26.11

    Number of Persons Married per Thousand

    14.29

    Death Rate per Thousand

    4.50

    Priesthood

    Members Holding the Aaronic Priesthood, December 31, 1974

    Deacons

    140,185

    Teachers

    107,277

    Priests

    170,867

    Total Number Holding Aaronic Priesthood

    418,329

    Members Holding the Melchizedek Priesthood, December 31, 1974

    Elders

    292,873

    Seventies

    25,184

    High Priests

    104,919

    Total Number Holding Melchizedek Priesthood

    422,976

    Grand Total Members Holding Aaronic or Melchizedek Priesthood

    (An increase of 29,357 during the year 1974)

    841,305

    Church Organizations (Enrollment)

    Relief Society

    861,272

    Sunday School

    3,101,281

    Aaronic Priesthood Age Young Men

    180,912

    Young Women

    178,307

    Primary Association

    468,790

    Melchizedek Priesthood MIA

    650,000

    Welfare Plan

    Number of Persons Assisted During the Year

    109,212

    Number Placed in Remunerative Employment

    17,346

    Man-days of Work Donated to the Welfare Plan

    139,418

    Unit-days of Equipment Use Donated

    4,102

    Genealogical Society

    Names Cleared in 1974 for Temple Ordinances

    Genealogical records microfilmed in 27 countries during the year brought the total to 836,952 one hundred-foot rolls of microfilm for use of the Church, which are the equivalent of over 3,992,911 printed volumes of 300 pages each.

    2,704,905

    Temples

    Number of Endowments Performed During 1974 in the 16 Operating Temples

    For the Living

    37,432

    For the Dead

    2,535,518

    Total Number of Endowments

    2,572,950

    Church School System

    Total 1974 Cumulative Enrollment in Church Schools, including Institutes and Seminaries

    307,810

    Those Who Have Passed Away

    Carl W. Buehner, former counselor in the Presiding Bishopric of the Church

    Zina Card Brown, wife of Elder Hugh B. Brown of the Council of the Twelve

    Virginia Lee Perry, wife of Elder L. Tom Perry of the Council of the Twelve

    Grace G. Cullimore, wife of James A. Cullimore, Assistant to the Council of the Twelve

    Vernon E. Snyder, former legal counsel for the Church

    Terrence Leslie Hansen, president of the Brigham Young University Language Training Mission

    Clarissa Beesley, former member of the Young Women’s Mutual Improvement Association Presidency

    Ettie Lee, founder of the Ettie Lee Homes for Boys