It's official. There are now more than 16 million members of the Church.
The Church releases a statistical report once a year, in April, with data from the previous year.
The new report released during the Saturday afternoon session of the 188th Annual General Conference showed the Church had 340,500 baptisms in 2017 — with 233,729 convert baptisms and 106,771 baptisms of children who were born in the Church.
According to Mormon Newsroom, it took 117 years — until 1947 — for the Church to grow from the initial six members to one million. The two-million-member mark was reached just 16 years later, in 1963, and the three-million mark eight years after.
The 16 milion Church members are organized into 3,341 stakes, 553 districts, and 30,506 wards and branches throughout the world.
The number of full-time missionaries is 67,049, with another 36,172 serving as Church-service missionaries.
Four new temples were dedicated in 2017 — Paris France, Tucson Arizona, Meridian Idaho and Cedar City Utah, while the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple was rededicated.
The Church now has 159 temples in operation.