Mormons: World Population Numbers by Year

How Many LDS Members (Mormons) Are There Worldwide?

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is usually known as the LDS or Mormon Church. Total membership worldwide now numbers in the millions. The Church began in 1830 with only six members of record.

The LDS Church updates its total membership numbers every year and announces the new number in April at its General Conference. The number is also published in the following year's May issue of Ensign magazine.

Total membership statistics for 1830 to 1933 come from the Deseret News 2013 Church News Almanac, pages 211-212. Statistics up to the present are available at the Church's archive of Conference reports

At least one researcher has projected significant growth in the numbers of LDS members for the rest of the 21st century, forecasting in ​2012 ​that the world would have more than 125 million Mormons by 2120.

World population numbers by year for Mormons are as follows:

2010s

2016: 15,882,417

2015: 15,634,199

2014: 15,372,337

2013: 15,082,028

2012: 14,782,473

2011: 14,441,346

2010: 14,131,467

2000s

2009: 13,824,854

2008: 13,508,509

2007: 13,193,999

2006: 12,868,606

2005: 12,560,869

2004: 12,275,822

2003: 11,985,254

2002: 11,721,548

2001: 11,394,522

2000: 11,068,861

1990s

1999: 10,752,986

1998: 10,354,241

1997: 10,070,524

1996:  9,694,549

1995:  9,340,898

1994:  9,024,569

1993:  8,696,224

1992:  8,406,895

1991:  8,120,000

1990:  7,760,000

1980s

1989: 7,300,000

1988: 6,720,000

1987: 6,440,000

1986: 6,170,000

1985: 5,920,000

1984: 5,650,000

1983: 5,400,000

1982: 5,165,000

1981: 4,936,000

1980: 4,638,000

1970s

1979: 4,439,000

1978: 4,160,000

1977: 3,966,000

1976: 3,742,749

1975: 3,572,202

1974: 3,385,909

1973: 3,321,556

1972: 3,227,790

1971: 3,090,953

1970: 2,930,810

1960s

1969: 2,807,456

1968: 2,684,073

1967: 2,614,340

1966: 2,480,899

1965: 2,395,932

1964: 2,234,916

1963: 2,117,451

1962: 1,965,786

1961: 1,823,661

1960: 1,693,180

1950s

1959: 1,616,088

1958: 1,555,799

1957: 1,488,314

1956: 1,416,731

1955: 1,357,274

1954: 1,302,240

1953: 1,246,362

1952: 1,189,053

1951: 1,147,157

1950: 1,111,314

1940s

1949: 1,078,671

1948: 1,041,970

1947: 1,016,170

1946: 996,505

1945: 979,454

1944: 954,004

1943: 937,050

1942: 917,715

1941: 892,080

1940: 862,664

1930s

1939: 803,528

1938: 784,764

1937: 767,752

1936: 760,690

1935: 746,384

1934: 730,738

1933: 717,619

1932: 703,949

1931: 688,435

1930: 670,017

1920s

1929: 663,652

1928: 655,686

1927: 644,745

1926: 623,909

1925: 613,572

1924: 597,861

1923: 575,896

1922: 566,358

1921: 548,803

1920: 525,987

1910s

1919: 507,961

1918: 495,962

1917: 488,038

1916: 477,321

1915: 466,238

1914: 454,718

1913: 431,607

1912: 417,555

1911: 407,291

1910: 398,478

1900s

1909: 377,279

1908: 371,472

1907: 357,913

1906: 345,014

1905: 332,048

1904: 324,298

1903: 302,901

1902: 299,105

1901: 292,931

1900: 283,765

1890s

1899: 271,681

1898: 267,251

1897: 255,736

1896: 241,427

1895: 231,116

1894: 222,369

1893: 214,534

1892: 200,961

1891: 195,445

1890:  188,263

1880s

1889: 183,144

1888: 180,294

1887: 173,029

1886: 166,653

1885: 164,130

1884: 158,242

1883: 151,593

1882: 145,604

1881: 140,733

1880: 133,628

1870s

1879: 128,386

1878: 125,046

1877: 115,065

1876: 111,111

1875: 107,167

1874: 103,916

1873: 101,538

1872: 98,152

1871: 95,596

1870: 90,130

1860s

1869: 88,432

1868: 84,622

1867: 81,124

1866: 77,884

1865: 76,771

1864: 74,348

1863: 71,770

1862: 68,780

1861: 66,211

1860: 61,082

1850s

1859: 57,038

1858: 55,755

1857: 55,236

1856: 63,881

1855: 63,974

1854: 68,429

1853: 64,154

1852: 52,640

1851: 52,165

1850: 51,839

1840s

1849: 48,160

1848: 40,477

1847: 34,694

1846: 33,993

1845: 30,332

1844: 26,146

1843: 25,980

1842: 23,564

1841: 19,856

1840: 16,865

1830s

1839: 16,460

1838: 17,881

1837: 16,282

1836: 13,293

1835: 8,835

1834: 4,372

1833: 3,140

1832: 2,661

1831: 680

1830: 280

1830: 6—The Church was officially, and legally, established on April 6, 1830.

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