Statistical Report 1984


For the information of the members of the Church, the First Presidency has issued the following statistical report concerning the growth and status of the Church as of 31 December 1984.

Church Units

Number of stakes

1,507

Number of districts

353

Number of missions

180

Number of wards

9,723

Number of branches in stakes

2,697

Number of branches in missions

2,043

Number of sovereign countries with organized wards or branches

96

Number of territories, colonies, and possessions with organized wards or branches

18

Church Membership

Total membership at the close of 1984

5,650,000

Church Growth During 1984

Increase in Children of Record

98,000

Children of Record baptized

69,000

Converts baptized

192,983

Priesthood

Deacons

240,000

Teachers

178,000

Priests

356,000

Elders

465,000

Seventies

33,000

High Priests

198,000

Missionaries

Full-time missionaries

27,655

Genealogical Data

Names cleared in 1984 for temple endowments

6,328,870

Temples

Number of endowments performed during 1984:

For the living

53,998

For the dead

4,395,424

Temples in operation

31

Temples planned or under construction

15

Temples closed during the year for renovation

(Six temples were dedicated in 1984, and seven are planned to be dedicated in 1985

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Church School System

Total enrollment during 1983-1984 school year:

Seminaries and institutes, including special programs

322,802

Church schools, colleges, and continuing education

440,502

Welfare Services

Persons assisted by LDS Social Services

84,069

Persons placed in gainful employment

26,116

Man-days of labor donated to Welfare Services

277,754

Bishop's orders from storehouses

345,498

Prominent Members Who Have Passed Away Since Last April

Elder G. Homer Durham, a member of the Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy, who was Church Historian and Recorder; Ethel D. Stapley, widow of Elder Delbert L. Stapley, a member of the Council of the Twelve Apostles; Neil D. Schaerrer, former general president of the Young Men Organization; and Emily Higgs Bennett, former counselor in the YWMIA Presidency.