A Statistical Profile: What Numbers Tell Us about Ourselves


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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