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Mormon World Population

How Many Mormons Are There in the World?

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As of December 31, 2010 there were over 14.1 million members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide. Through the prophet, Joseph Smith, Jr., The Church of Jesus Christ was organized with only 6 members on April 6, 1830 in Fayette, New York.1 In a little over 175 years Church membership has grown exponentially.
    Mormon Population Worldwide
    Milestones of Total Church Membership
  • 2010 - 14.1 Million2
  • 2009 - 13.8 Million
  • 2008 - 13.5 Million
  • 2007 - 13 Million
  • 2004 - 12 Million
  • 2000 - 11 Million
  • 1997 - 10 Million
  • 1994 - 9 Million
  • 1991 - 8 Million
  • 1989 - 7 Million
  • 1986 - 6 Million
  • 1982 - 5 Million
  • 1978 - 4 Million
  • 1971 - 3 Million3
  • 1963 - 2 Million3
  • 1947 - 1 Million3
  • 1920 - 1/2 Million4
  • 1890s - 1/4 Million
  • 1880 - 160,000
  • 1877 - 115,0005
  • 1870 - 110,000
  • 1860 - 80,000
  • 1850 - 60,000
  • 1840 - 30,000
  • 1830s - 15,0005
  • 1830 - 6 Members
Notes
1. Doctrine and Covenants 20:1.
2. From 1978-Present: The Church "Statistical Report" for each year is given the following year during the Annual General Conference (April Saturday Morning Session) and is later printed in the May issue of the Ensign.
3. Lane Johnson, "The 1976 June Regional Meetings: A Significant Milestone," Ensign, July 1976, 29–34.
4. From 1830-1920: "The Annual Report of the Church," Ensign, Jul 1972, 131.
5. M. Russell Ballard, "The Truth of God Shall Go Forth," Ensign, Nov 2008, 81–84.

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