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Ongoing Growth of The Church of Jesus Christ Through 193 Years

Numbers of Church members, dedicated temples, wards and branches, and stakes from 1830 to 2023

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By David Schneider, Church News

Growth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — as measured by numbers of members, dedicated temples, congregations and stakes — continues 194 years after the faith’s founding.

The 2023 statistical report for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was released April 6, during the Church’s 194th Annual General Conference. Church membership during 2023 topped 17.25 million, up more than a quarter-million from the end of 2022.

The fillowing charts are compiled using statistics from the Church Almanac, Church Newsroom and annual statistical reports read at or released during April general conferences.

As 2023 closed, the Church had 186 dedicated temples. The 11 dedicated during 2023 were the San Juan Puerto Rico, Richmond Virginia, Helena Montana, Saratoga Springs Utah, Brasília Brazil, Bentonville Arkansas, Moses Lake Washington, McAllen Texas, Feather River California, Bangkok Thailand and Okinawa Japan temples.

So far in 2024, six temple have been dedicated: Lima Peru Los Olivos, Orem Utah, Red Cliffs Utah, Urdaneta Philippines, Puebla Mexico and Taylorsville Utah.

The number of wards and branches increased from 31,330 to 31,490 during 2023, and the number of stakes from 3,521 to 3,565.


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