Statistical Report 1974


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