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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 60,000 - - - 1850 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 149. "Stark's Table 1: Actual growth rates and percentage by decade " [Sociologist Rodney Stark, University of Washington] 1850: Membership: 60,000; % of increase: 100%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 60,000 - - - 1850 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 242. "In contrast, the Mormons grew from six membrs in 1830 to more than 30,000 a decade later, more than 60,000 by 1850, and more than 80,000 by 1860. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 60,000 - - - 1850 Shipps, Jan. Mormonism: The Story of A New Religious Tradition. Urbana & Chicago: University of Illinois Press (1985); pg. 163. "1850, December 31: Total LDS Church membership was reported at 60,000. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 60,000 - - - 1850 Stark, Rodney. "The Rise of a New World Faith " in Latter-day Saint Social Life: Social Research on the LDS Church and its Members, edited by James T. Duke. Religious Studies Center, BYU: Provo, UT (1998); pg. 12. "What seems astounding is that, despite these terrible trials, the Mormons actually doubled in number during that second decade: by 1850 there were sixty thousand Mormons. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 60,000 - - - 1850 Stark, Rodney. "The Rise of a New World Faith " in Latter-day Saint Social Life: Social Research on the LDS Church and its Members, edited by James T. Duke. Religious Studies Center, BYU: Provo, UT (1998); pg. 15. "Table 1.2: The Growth Record of the Mormon Church "; "Source: LDS Church "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 80,000 - - - 1860 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 149. "Stark's Table 1: Actual growth rates and percentage by decade " [Sociologist Rodney Stark, University of Washington] 1860: Membership: 80,000; % of increase: 33%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 80,000 - - - 1860 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 242. "In contrast, the Mormons grew from six membrs in 1830 to more than 30,000 a decade later, more than 60,000 by 1850, and more than 80,000 by 1860. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 80,000 - - - 1860 Shipps, Jan. Mormonism: The Story of A New Religious Tradition. Urbana & Chicago: University of Illinois Press (1985); pg. 164. "1860, December 31: Total LDS Church membership was reported at 80,000. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 80,000 - - - 1860 Stark, Rodney. "The Rise of a New World Faith " in Latter-day Saint Social Life: Social Research on the LDS Church and its Members, edited by James T. Duke. Religious Studies Center, BYU: Provo, UT (1998); pg. 15. "Table 1.2: The Growth Record of the Mormon Church "; "Source: LDS Church "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 110,000 - - - 1870 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 149. "Stark's Table 1: Actual growth rates and percentage by decade " [Sociologist Rodney Stark, University of Washington] 1870: Membership: 110,000; % of increase: 38%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 110,000 - - - 1870 Shipps, Jan. Mormonism: The Story of A New Religious Tradition. Urbana & Chicago: University of Illinois Press (1985); pg. 165. "1870, December 31: Total LDS Church membership was reported at 110,000. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 110,000 - - - 1870 Stark, Rodney. "The Rise of a New World Faith " in Latter-day Saint Social Life: Social Research on the LDS Church and its Members, edited by James T. Duke. Religious Studies Center, BYU: Provo, UT (1998); pg. 15. "Table 1.2: The Growth Record of the Mormon Church "; "Source: LDS Church "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 115,065 - - - 1877 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 117. Table: "Progress During Administrations of the Presidents ": Brigham Young, 1847-1877; Members at beginning: 34,694; At end: 115,065
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 133,628 - - - 1880 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 117. Table: "Progress During Administrations of the Presidents ": John Taylor, 1880-1887; Members at beginning: 133,628; At end: 173,029
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 160,000 - 45
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- 1880 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 149. "Stark's Table 1: Actual growth rates and percentage by decade " [Sociologist Rodney Stark, University of Washington] 1880: Membership: 160,000; % of increase: 45%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 160,000 - - - 1880 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 149. U. of Washington sociologist Rodney Stark: "...back in 1880, scholars would have ridiculed anyone who used a straight-line projection to predict that the 160,000 Mormons of that year would number more than 5 million a century hence. But that is now history. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 160,000 - - - 1880 Shipps, Jan. Mormonism: The Story of A New Religious Tradition. Urbana & Chicago: University of Illinois Press (1985); pg. 166. "1880, December 31: Total LDS Church membership was reported at 160,000. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 160,000 - - - 1880 Stark, Rodney. "The Rise of a New World Faith " in Latter-day Saint Social Life: Social Research on the LDS Church and its Members, edited by James T. Duke. Religious Studies Center, BYU: Provo, UT (1998); pg. 15. "Table 1.2: The Growth Record of the Mormon Church "; "Source: LDS Church "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 173,029 - - - 1887 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 117. Table: "Progress During Administrations of the Presidents ": John Taylor, 1880-1887; Members at beginning: 133,628; At end: 173,029
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 180,294 - - - 1889 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 117. Table: "Progress During Administrations of the Presidents ": Wilford Woodruff, 1889-1898; Members at beginning: 180,294; At end: 267,251
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 205,000 - 28
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- 1890 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 149. "Stark's Table 1: Actual growth rates and percentage by decade " [Sociologist Rodney Stark, University of Washington] 1870: Membership: 110,000; % of increase: 38%1890: Membership: 205,000; % of increase: 28%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 205,000 - - - 1890 Shipps, Jan. Mormonism: The Story of A New Religious Tradition. Urbana & Chicago: University of Illinois Press (1985); pg. 167. "1890, December 31: Total LDS Church membership was reported at 205,000. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 205,000 - - - 1890 Stark, Rodney. "The Rise of a New World Faith " in Latter-day Saint Social Life: Social Research on the LDS Church and its Members, edited by James T. Duke. Religious Studies Center, BYU: Provo, UT (1998); pg. 15. "Table 1.2: The Growth Record of the Mormon Church "; "Source: LDS Church "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 267,251 - - - 1898 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 117. Table: "Progress During Administrations of the Presidents ": Wilford Woodruff, 1889-1898; Members at beginning: 180,294; At end: 267,251
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 267,251 - - - 1898 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 117. Table: "Progress During Administrations of the Presidents ": Lorenzo Snow, 1898-1901; Members at beginning: 267,251; At end: 292,931
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 236,628 - 964
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- 1900 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 110. "Profile of the Church in 1900s: 1900: Membership: 236,628; Stakes: 43; Wards and Branches: 964; Missions: 20... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 268,331 - 31
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- 1900 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 149. "Stark's Table 1: Actual growth rates and percentage by decade " [Sociologist Rodney Stark, University of Washington] 1870: Membership: 110,000; % of increase: 38%1900: Membership: 268,331; % of increase: 31%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 284,000 - - - 1900 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992); pg. 75. "In 1840, when emigration began from Europe, Church membership was about 16,000. Sixty years lter in 1900, the total was nearly 284,000, the highest proportion of which were in Mormon communities of North America. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 300,000 - - - 1900 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992); pg. 16. "When the century began, the Church had less than 300,000 members, most of thse nestled in the valleys of Utah and southeastern Idaho. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 268,331 - - - 1900 Shipps, Jan. Mormonism: The Story of A New Religious Tradition. Urbana & Chicago: University of Illinois Press (1985); pg. 168. "1900, December 31: Total LDS Church membership was reported at 268,331. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 268,331 - - - 1900 Stark, Rodney. "The Rise of a New World Faith " in Latter-day Saint Social Life: Social Research on the LDS Church and its Members, edited by James T. Duke. Religious Studies Center, BYU: Provo, UT (1998); pg. 15. "Table 1.2: The Growth Record of the Mormon Church "; "Source: LDS Church "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 271,681 - - - 1901 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 121. "The Church began the century with 271,681 members who nearly all lived in Utah and the West. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 292,931 - - - 1901 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 117. Table: "Progress During Administrations of the Presidents ": Lorenzo Snow, 1898-1901; Members at beginning: 267,251; At end: 292,931
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 292,931 - - - 1901 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 117. Table: "Progress During Administrations of the Presidents ": Joseph F. Smith, 1901-1918; Members at beginning: 292,931; At end: 495,962
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 393,437 - 47
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- 1910 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 149. "Stark's Table 1: Actual growth rates and percentage by decade " [Sociologist Rodney Stark, University of Washington] 1870: Membership: 110,000; % of increase: 38%1910: Membership: 393,437; % of increase: 47%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 398,478 - - - 1910 Hartley, William G. "The Church Grows in Strength " in Ensign, Sept. 1999; pg. 46. Graphic: "A Look at the Church: 1898-1951 (Church Membership) "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 393,437 - - - 1910 Stark, Rodney. "The Rise of a New World Faith " in Latter-day Saint Social Life: Social Research on the LDS Church and its Members, edited by James T. Duke. Religious Studies Center, BYU: Provo, UT (1998); pg. 15. "Table 1.2: The Growth Record of the Mormon Church "; "Source: LDS Church "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 500,000 - - - 1914 Kephart, William M. & William W. Zellner. Extraordinary Groups: An Examination of Unconventional Life-Styles (5th Ed.). New York: St. Martin's Press (1994); pg. 276. "During World War I, LDS membership stood at approximately half a million. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 495,962 - - - 1918 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 117. Table: "Progress During Administrations of the Presidents ": Joseph F. Smith, 1901-1918; Members at beginning: 292,931; At end: 495,962
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 495,962 - - - 1918 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 117. Table: "Progress During Administrations of the Presidents ": Heber J. Grant, 1918-1945; Members at beginning: 495,962; At end: 954,004
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 526,032 - 34
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- 1920 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 149. "Stark's Table 1: Actual growth rates and percentage by decade " [Sociologist Rodney Stark, University of Washington] 1870: Membership: 110,000; % of increase: 38%1920: Membership: 526,032; % of increase: 34%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 525,987 - - - 1920 Hartley, William G. "The Church Grows in Strength " in Ensign, Sept. 1999; pg. 46. Graphic: "A Look at the Church: 1898-1951 (Church Membership) "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 526,032 - - - 1920 Stark, Rodney. "The Rise of a New World Faith " in Latter-day Saint Social Life: Social Research on the LDS Church and its Members, edited by James T. Duke. Religious Studies Center, BYU: Provo, UT (1998); pg. 15. "Table 1.2: The Growth Record of the Mormon Church "; "Source: LDS Church "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 672,488 - 28
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- 1930 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 149. "Stark's Table 1: Actual growth rates and percentage by decade " [Sociologist Rodney Stark, University of Washington] 1870: Membership: 110,000; % of increase: 38%1930: Membership: 672,488; % of increase: 28%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 670,017 - - - 1930 Hartley, William G. "The Church Grows in Strength " in Ensign, Sept. 1999; pg. 46. Graphic: "A Look at the Church: 1898-1951 (Church Membership) "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 672,488 - - - 1930 Stark, Rodney. "The Rise of a New World Faith " in Latter-day Saint Social Life: Social Research on the LDS Church and its Members, edited by James T. Duke. Religious Studies Center, BYU: Provo, UT (1998); pg. 15. "Table 1.2: The Growth Record of the Mormon Church "; "Source: LDS Church "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 862,664 - 28
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- 1940 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 149. "Stark's Table 1: Actual growth rates and percentage by decade " [Sociologist Rodney Stark, University of Washington] 1870: Membership: 110,000; % of increase: 38%1940: Membership: 862,664; % of increase: 28%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 862,664 - - - 1940 Hartley, William G. "The Church Grows in Strength " in Ensign, Sept. 1999; pg. 46. Graphic: "A Look at the Church: 1898-1951 (Church Membership) "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 1,000,000 - - - 1940 Kephart, William M. & William W. Zellner. Extraordinary Groups: An Examination of Unconventional Life-Styles (5th Ed.). New York: St. Martin's Press (1994); pg. 276. "At the outbreak of World War II, the number had risen to around a million. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 750,000 - - - 1940 Naisbitt, John & Patricia Aburdene. Megatrends 2000: Ten New Directions for the 1990's. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1990); pg. 279. "More evangelical than the evangelicals... the Mormons have grown from about three quarters of a million in 1940 to 6.2 million today--4 million in the United States, the rest abroad. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 862,664 - - - 1940 Stark, Rodney. "The Rise of a New World Faith " in Latter-day Saint Social Life: Social Research on the LDS Church and its Members, edited by James T. Duke. Religious Studies Center, BYU: Provo, UT (1998); pg. 15. "Table 1.2: The Growth Record of the Mormon Church "; "Source: LDS Church "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 954,004 - - - 1945 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 117. Table: "Progress During Administrations of the Presidents ": Heber J. Grant, 1918-1945; Members at beginning: 495,962; At end: 954,004
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 954,004 - - - 1945 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 117. Table: "Progress During Administrations of the Presidents ": George Albert Smith, 1945-51; Members at beginning: 954,004; At end: 1,111,314
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 658,750 - 1,000
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- 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 431. "The total group of Mormons number about 775,000... There are over 2,000 local churches. They are divided into six different denominations... the main, or Salt Lake City, group which has more than half the churches and 85% of the members. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 1,000,000 - - - 1945 Williams, Jean Kinney. The Mormons. Danbury, Connecticut: Franklin Watts (1996); pg. 93. "When Heber Grant died in 1945, his twenty-seven-year presidency saw the church grow from 83 stakes, or districts, to 149 stakes in the United States, and there were almost one million members. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 1,000,000 - - - 1947 "Church Membership Reaches 10 Million " in Ensign (Jan. 1998); pg. 74. "...it was 117 years before membership rached the million mark in 1947. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 1,000,000 - - - 1947 Bushman, Claudia Lauper & Richard Lyman Bushman. Mormons in America (series: "Religion in American Life "). New York: Oxford University Press (1999); pg. 127. "In 1947 the church population was about 1 million. By 1990 the number was over 7 million, reaching 10 million during 1997. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 1,000,000 - - - 1947 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992); pg. 117. "By 1950 a new world order was in place. Where would the Church go from here? Just three years earlier Church population worldwide had reached one million members. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 1,100,000 - - - 1950 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 112. Graphic: "Church Membership "; "1830-1950: 1.1 million; 1960: 1.7 million; 1970: 2.4 million; 1980: 4.6 million; 1990: 7.8 million; 1997: 10 million "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 1,111,314 - 39
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- 1950 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 149. "Stark's Table 1: Actual growth rates and percentage by decade " [Sociologist Rodney Stark, University of Washington] 1870: Membership: 110,000; % of increase: 38%1950: Membership: 1,111,314; % of increase: 39%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 1,000,000 - - - 1950 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992); pg. 16. "By 1950 the Church was rapidly growing throughout North American and other parts of the world and had passed the one million mark. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 1,100,000 - - - 1950 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992); pg. 18. "From 1950 to 1990 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints grew from 1.1 to 7.5 million members. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 1,111,314 - - - 1950 Stark, Rodney. "The Rise of a New World Faith " in Latter-day Saint Social Life: Social Research on the LDS Church and its Members, edited by James T. Duke. Religious Studies Center, BYU: Provo, UT (1998); pg. 15. "Table 1.2: The Growth Record of the Mormon Church "; "Source: LDS Church "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 1,111,314 - - - 1951 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 117. Table: "Progress During Administrations of the Presidents ": George Albert Smith, 1945-51; Members at beginning: 954,004; At end: 1,111,314
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 1,111,314 - - - 1951 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 117. Table: "Progress During Administrations of the Presidents ": David O. McKay, 1970-70; Members at beginning: 1,111,314; At end: 2,870,456


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