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Here’s the 2021 statistical report: How does it compare with 2020?

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the 2021 statistical report online during the Saturday afternoon session of April 2022 general conference. The statistical report includes a total number of stakes, missions, and temples worldwide.

Total Membership
According to the report, the total number of Church members worldwide as of 2021 is 16,805,400. This is an increase of 141,737 members (.85%) since 2020.

Converts Baptized
The number of new members baptized in 2021 was 168,283. This is an increase of 33.36% over 2020.

Temples
Two temples, the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple and the Pocatello Idaho Temple, were dedicated in 2021, for a total of 170 temples. The Mesa Arizona Temple was also rededicated in 2021.

Full-Time Missionaries
In 2021, the number of full-time missionaries of the Church totaled 54,539. Church service missionaries totaled 36,639. Currently, there are 407 missions.

Comparison to 2020

The following table compares the 2021 statistical report to 2020.


Church Units

2020

2021

% change

Stakes

3,463

3,498

+1.01

Missions

405

407

+0.49

Districts

537

520

–3.17

Wards and Branches

31,136

31,315

+0.57

Church Membership

Total membership

16,663,663

16,805,400

+0.85

New children of record

65,440

89,069

+36.11

Converts baptized

125,930

168,283

+33.63

Missionaries

Full-time missionaries

51,819

54,539

+5.25

Church-service missionaries

30,527

36,639

+20.02

Temples

Temples dedicated

1

2

Temples rededicated

0

1

Temples in operation

168

170

Read the full press release on the 2021 statistical report here.

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