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First Presidency releases Church's 2018 statistical report

As part of April 2019 general conference weekend, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statistical report concerning the growth and status of the Church as of Dec. 31, 2018:

Church units

  • Stakes: 3,383
  • Missions: 407
  • Districts: 547
  • Wards and branches: 30,536

Church membership

  • Total membership: 16,313,735
  • New children of record: 102,102
  • Converts baptized: 234,332

Missionaries

  • Full-time missionaries: 65,137
  • Church-service missionaries: 37,963

Temples

  • Temples dedicated during 2018: 2
  • Temples rededicated during 2018: 2
  • Temples in operation at the end of 2018: 161

A comparison of the 2018 Church statistics to similar data from one year ago (2017), five years ago (2013), 10 years ago (2008) and 25 years ago (1993):

Stakes

  • 2018: 3,383
  • 2017: 3,341
  • 2013: 3,050
  • 2008: 2,818
  • 1993: 1,968

Missions

  • 2018: 407
  • 2017: 421
  • 2013: 405
  • 2008: 348
  • 1993: 295

Districts

  • 2018: 547
  • 2017: 553
  • 2013: 571
  • 2008: 622
  • 1993: 647

Wards and branches

  • 2018: 30,536
  • 2017: 30,506
  • 2013: 29,253
  • 2008: 28,109
  • 1993: 21,002

Total membership

  • 2018: 16,313,735
  • 2017: 16,118,169
  • 2013: 15,082,028
  • 2008: 13,508,509
  • 1993: 8,696,224

New children of record

  • 2018: 102,102
  • 2017: 106,771
  • 2013: 115,486
  • 2008: 123,506
  • 1993: 76,312

Converts baptized

  • 2018: 234,332
  • 2017: 233,729
  • 2013: 282,945
  • 2008: 265,593
  • 1993: 304,808

Full-time missionaries

  • 2018: 65,137
  • 2017: 67,049
  • 2013: 83,035
  • 2008: 52,494
  • 1993: 48,708

Church-service missionaries

  • 2018: 37,963
  • 2017: 36,172
  • 2013: 24,032

Temples in operation

  • 2018: 161
  • 2017: 159
  • 2013: 141
  • 2008: 128

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