Statistical Report 1975


Statistical Report 1975

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 1975:

Church Units

Number of stakes of Zion at the close of 1975

737

Number of wards

5,095

Number of independent branches in stakes

1,295

Total wards and independent branches in stakes at the close of the year

6,390

Number of mission branches at the close of the year

1,761

Number of full-time missions at the end of the year

134

Church Membership, December 31, 1975

In the stakes

3,126,469

In the missions

445,733

Total membership

3,572,202

Church Growth during 1975

Children blessed in stakes and missions

79,723

Children of record baptized in stakes and missions

50,263

Converts baptized in stakes and missions

95,412

Social Statistics (Based on 1975 data from the stakes and missions)

Birthrate per thousand

27.79

Number of persons married per thousand

13.75

Death rate per thousand

4.36

Priesthood

Members holding the Aaronic Priesthood, December 31, 1975

Deacons

140,832

Teachers

106,934

Priests

178,241

Total number holding Aaronic Priesthood

426,007

Members holding the Melchizedek Priesthood, December 31, 1975

Elders

308,863

Seventies

25,734

High priests

113,189

Total number holding Melchizedek Priesthood

447,786

Grand total, members holding Aaronic or Melchizedek Priesthood

(An increase of 32,051 during the year 1975.)

873,793

Church Organizations (Enrollment)

Relief Society

954,957

Sunday School

3,243,531

Aaronic Priesthood-age young men

257,082

Young Women

223,440

Primary Association

484,261

Welfare Plan

Number of persons assisted during the year

112,715

Number placed in remunerative employment

20,078

Man-days of work donated to the welfare plan (estimated)

330,000

Unit-days of equipment use donated

10,045

Genealogical Society

Names cleared in 1975 for temple ordinances

The Genealogical records microfilmed in 37 countries during the year brought the total to 876,532 100-foot rolls of microfilm for use of the Church, which are the equivalent of over 4,219,504 printed volumes of 300 pages each.

3,394,762

Temples

Number of endowments performed during 1975 in the 16 operating temples

For the living

47,142

For the dead

3,027,956

Total number of endowments

3,075,098

Church School System

Total 1975 cumulative enrollment in Church schools including institutes and seminaries

324,670

Those Who Have Passed Away

President Hugh B. Brown, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and former counselor in the First Presidency; Elder ElRay L. Christiansen, Assistant to the Twelve; Elder Milton R. Hunter of the First Council of the Seventy; Emma Marr Petersen, wife of Elder Mark E. Petersen of the Quorum of the Twelve; Jane “Jennie” Foote Taylor Richards, widow of Stayner Richards, former Assistant to the Twelve; Doyle L. Green, director/editor of Church magazines; David Smith, first president of the Idaho Falls Temple; Elbert Raine Curtis, former superintendent of the YMMIA; Earl C. Crockett, former acting president of BYU; Ivy Baker Priest, former United States Treasurer.