A Statistical Profile: What Numbers Tell Us about Ourselves

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    A Statistical Profile:

    Church Growth (With projections to the year 2000)

    Year

    Missions

    Stakes

    Stake Wards and Branches

    1840

    2

    11

     

    1850

    9

    1

     

    1860

    8

    4

     

    1870

    7

    9

     

    1880

    10

    23

     

    1890

    12

    32

     

    1900

    20

    43

    448

    1910

    21

    62

    694

    1920

    24

    83

    959

    1930

    30

    104

    1000

    1940

    35

    134

    1191

    1950

    43

    180

    1541

    1960

    58

    319

    2882

    1970

    92

    537

    4922

    1978

    168

    990

    8064

    1980

    190

    1190

    9550

    1990

    300

    2400

    19,000

    2000

    460

    3600

    29,000

    Estimated number of members of the Church since the beginning of this dispensation through 1980: 5.5 million.

    Percent of World

    Year

    Church Population

     

    1830

    62

     

    1840

    30,000

    0.005%

    1850

    60,000

     

    1860

    80,000

     

    1870

    110,000

     

    1880

    160,000

     

    1890

    205,000

    0.01%

    1900

    268,000

     

    1910

    393,000

     

    1920

    526,000

     

    1930

    672,000

     

    1940

    863,000

    0.04%

    1950

    1,111,000

    0.06%

    1960

    1,693,000

    0.08%

    1970

    2,931,000

     

    1978

    4,156,000

    0.11%

    1980

    4,625,000

    0.14%

    1990

    7,525,000

    0.18%

    2000

    11,142,000

    Church Buildings

    Country

    Historic Sites, Visitors Centers

    Separate Branch Genealogical Libraries *

    Hdqts. Buildings

    Distrib. Centers

    Institutes & Seminaries

    Meeting- Houses

    Mission Properties

    Temples

    Welfare Buildings

    Total

    U.S. & Canada

    96

    12

    18

    1

    427

    4,106

    55

    13

    130

    4,858

    Outside U.S. & Canada

    6

    1

    15

    19

    9

    1,540

    103

    6

    1

    1,700

    Totals

    102

    13

    33

    20

    436

    5,646

    158

    19

    131

    6,558

    Membership statistics (Estimates through 1980)

    Melchizedek Priesthood

    565,000

    Relief Society

    1,337,000

    Aaronic Priesthood (includes adults)

    500,000

    Young Women (ages 12–18)

    307,000

    Families

    1,780,000

    Distribution of Members (Projected through 1980)

    Australia-New Zealand

    111,000

    Hawaii-Pacific Isles

    101,000

    Canada

    99,000

    United States (excluding Hawaii)

    3,254,000

    Mexico-Central America

    330,000

    South America

    380,000

    British Isles

    117,000

    Europe

    104,000

    South Africa

    11,000

    Japan-Korea

    60,000

    Southeast Asia-Philippines

    58,000

    Temple Ordinance Summary, 1830–1979

    Ordinances for the dead

    Baptisms

    62,595,930

    Endowments

    59,845,076

    Sealing of couples

    14,943,643

    Sealing of child to parents

    53,625,543

    Ordinances for the living

    Endowments

    1,223,829

    Sealing of couples

    570,254

    Sealing of child to parents

    622,875

    Temple Ordinances

     

    Endowments per given year

    Sealings of couples for the living, per given year

    Sealings of couples for the dead, per given year

    1846

    839

       

    1860

    1,042

       

    1870

    2,268

       

    1880

    11,099

       

    1890

    30,843

    1,101

    9,352

    1900

    31,621

       

    1910

    55,423

    1,950

    12,652

    1920

    144,757

       

    1930

    366,556

    944

    39,410

    1940

    593,675

       

    1950

    455,292

    6,070

    127,336

    1960

    1,086,586

       

    1970

    1,698,542

    14,180

    232,308

    1979

    3,924,867

    23,817

    1,830,292

    Total Missionaries

    Decade Ending In

    Called in Decade

    1830

    16

    1840

    661

    1850

    1,425

    1860

    751

    1870

    709

    1880

    1,544

    1890

    2,389

    1900

    6,126

    1910

    8,254

    1920

    7,424

    1930

    10,140

    1940

    8,811

    1950

    14,942

    1960

    24,280

    1970

    65,460

    1971–1979

    110,880

    Total

    263,812

    Convert Baptisms 1979 estimate: 193,000

    Welfare Services Activities

     

    1979

    1978

    1975

    1970

    1965

    1960

    1955

    Number of People Assisted

    139,311 (est.)

    111,449

    112,715

    84,500

    106,285

    98,411

    58,778

    Number of Donated Manhours

    3,903,000 (est.)

    3,548,000

    3,200,000 (est.)

    1,567,459

    586,527

    717,792

    715,384

    Number of Workers at D.I.

    2,120

    1,992

    1,628

    900 (est.)

    702

    563

    380

    Number of People Placed in Gainful Employment

    18,476 (est.)

    21,217

    20,078

    11,500

    11,662

    5,318

    3,732

    Number of Welfare Services Missionaries

    717

    511

    272

           

    Doctrine and Covenants Translations

    Language

    Year Published

    English

    1835

    Danish

    1852

    German

    1876

    Swedish

    1888

    Dutch

    1908

    Armenian

    1941

    Spanish

    1948

    English (Braille)

    1948

    Portuguese

    1950

    Finnish

    1955

    Japanese

    1957

    Norwegian

    1957

    French

    1958

    Tongan

    1959

    Samoan

    1963

    Italian

    1965

    Tahitian

    1965

    Korean

    1968

    Chinese

    1977

    Indonesian

    1979

    Thai

    1979

    Pearl of Great Price Translations

    Language

    Year Published

    English

    1851

    German

    1882

    Danish

    1883

    Dutch

    1911

    Swedish

    1927

    Samoan

    1944

    Spanish

    1948

    English (Braille)

    1952

    Portuguese

    1952

    Tahitian

    1952

    Norwegian

    1955

    Finnish

    1957

    Japanese

    1957

    French

    1958

    Tongan

    1959

    Italian

    1965

    Korean

    1968

    Chinese

    1976

    Thai

    1979

    Indonesian

    1979

    Book of Mormon Translations

    Language

    Year Published

    English

    1830

    English (Braille)

    1939

    Danish

    1851

    German

    1852

    French

    1852

    Italian

    1852

    Swedish

    1878

    Spanish

    1886

    Maori

    1889

    Dutch

    1890

    Samoan

    1903

    Tahitian

    1904

    Japanese

    1909

    Portuguese

    1939

    Tongan

    1946

    Norwegian

    1950

    Finnish

    1954

    Rarotongan

    1965

    Chinese

    1965

    Korean

    1967

    Afrikaans

    1972

    Thai

    1976

    Indonesian

    1977

    Aymara

    1977 (Selections)

    Cakchiquel

    1978 (Selections)

    Croatian

    1979

    Quechua (Peru)

    1979 (Selections)

    Greek

    1979 (Selections)

    Hungarian

    1979 (Selections)

    Kekchi

    1979 (Selections)

    Quiche

    1979 (Selections)

    Bulgarian

    1980 (Selections)

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