U.S. Membership: Trends
The following tables and charts provide trend data on membership, congregations and clergy for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints available on the ARDA.
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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Trend Charts -- Click on a point to see data

(Source: National Council of Churches' Yearbooks)




Change Over Time

  Clergy Congregations Members
2001-2010
+5,802
(+14.7%)
+1,870
(+15.9%)
+846,640
(+15.9%)
1990-2010
+14,271
(+46%)
+4,388
(+47.6%)
+1,890,238
(+44.3%)
1925-2010
+41,089
(+968.9%)
+12,539
(+1180.7%)
+5,621,579
(+1049.5%)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Trend Data
(1925-2010)
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Year Clergy Congregations Members
2010
45,330
13,601
6,157,238
2009
44,915
13,474
6,058,907
2008
44,545
13,363
5,974,041
2007
44,233
13,201
5,873,408
2006
43,617
13,010
5,779,316
2005
42,786
12,753
5,690,672
2004
41,889
12,463
5,599,177
2003
40,761
12,112
5,503,192
2002
40,008
11,879
5,410,544
2001
39,528
11,731
5,310,598
2000
38,964
11,562
5,208,827
1999
37,818
11,315
4,593,136
1997
36,418
10,811
4,923,100
1996
---
11,000
4,800,000
1995
35,081
10,417
4,711,500
1994
34,511
10,218
4,613,000
1993
---
10,007
4,520,000
1992
---
9,654
4,430,000
1991
31,890
9,468
4,336,000
1990
31,059
9,213
4,267,000
1989
30,960
9,049
4,175,400
1987
29,714
8,682
4,000,000
1985
28,598
8,396
3,860,000
1983
27,745
8,017
3,602,000
1982
26,686
7,839
3,510,000
1981
26,140
7,686
3,490,000
1980
25,075
7,379
2,811,000
1979
23,073
6,738
2,706,000
1978
21,536
6,272
2,952,000
1977
20,490
5,955
2,486,261
1976
19,269
5,739
2,391,892
1975
18,546
5,529
2,336,715
1974
18,096
5,401
2,267,866
1973
18,855
5,162
2,208,045
1972
17,133
5,112
2,185,810
1971
17,272
4,995
2,133,072
1970
15,921
4,828
2,073,146
1968
13,205
3,962
1,930,811
1967
---
4,413
1,891,965
1966
---
4,022
2,480,899
1965
---
4,222
1,789,175
1964
---
4,060
1,850,000
1963
4,504
4,018
1,787,896
1962
---
3,780
1,682,096
1961
---
3,566
1,595,390
1960
---
3,491
1,486,887
1959
---
3,290
1,457,735
1958
---
3,139
1,394,729
1957
---
3,002
1,339,638
1956
---
2,869
1,289,581
1955
---
2,624
1,230,021
1953
---
2,619
1,179,887
1952
200
2,348
1,077,285
1950
---
2,117
1,111,314
1947
---
1,815
916,789
1946
---
---
911,279
1944
---
1,757
870,346
1941
---
1,598
816,774
1939
---
1,499
724,401
1937
---
1,519
690,401
1935
4,476
1,354
666,594
1933
---
1,401
638,761
1931
---
---
468,386
1929
4,435
1,448
596,108
1925
4,241
1,062
535,659
Data Sources

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Members:
Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR).


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