Facts and Statistics

Browse the facts and statistics of local communities by region and country below:

    Norway

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized in 1830 in the United States of America, in New York. The Book of Mormon was translated into Danish in 1850 - the first language other than English – which was used in early proselytizing in Norway. The first missionaries came to Norway in 1851 and the first two congregations were organized in July 1852. By 1930 there were over 8,000 members.

    Large numbers of members emigrated to the United States from the late 1800s until  after World War II, which limited expansion of the Church in Norway. Post-war, Norway has become an increasingly secular country. Despite this secularization, there are now 2nd and 3rd generation faithful members and strong Church leadership in Norway.

    Today the Church is registered as a religious denomination with the legal right to perform marriages. Total membership reached 4,600 in 2017.

    
    
    

    Journalist contact:

    Dag Aanensen
    National Director Public Affairs Norway
    E-mail
    Phone: 47 98022927

     

    4,633

    Total Church Membership

    1

    Missions

    15

    Family History Centers

    22

    Congregations

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    North America

    9,164,419

    Total Church Membership

    191

    Missions

    2,811

    Family History Centers

    18,164

    Congregations

    106

    Temples

    South America

    3,969,757

    Total Church Membership

    94

    Missions

    937

    Family History Centers

    5,527

    Congregations

    17

    Temples

    Europe

    511,491

    Total Church Membership

    44

    Missions

    767

    Family History Centers

    1,452

    Congregations

    12

    Temples

    Asia

    1,132,501

    Total Church Membership

    42

    Missions

    328

    Family History Centers

    1,982

    Congregations

    8

    Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    541,968

    Total Church Membership

    18

    Missions

    328

    Family History Centers

    1,243

    Congregations

    10

    Temples

    Africa

    539,524

    Total Church Membership

    31

    Missions

    274

    Family History Centers

    1,792

    Congregations

    3

    Temples

    Worldwide Statistics

    The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued the following report concerning the growth and status of the Church:

    Growth of the Church

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was formally organized in a small log cabin in upstate New York in 1830. It took 117 years — until 1947 — for the Church to grow from the initial six members to one million. Learn More

    15,882,417

    Total Church Membership

    188

    Published Languages

    30,304

    Congregations

    Missionary Program

    The Church's missionary program is one of its most recognized characteristics. Mormon missionaries can be seen on the streets of hundreds of major cities in the world. Learn More

    70,946

    Missionaries

    422

    Missions

    15

    Missionary Training Centers

    Humanitarian Services

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides relief and development projects for humanitarian purposes in countries all over the world. Learn More

    189

    Countries Receiving Humanitarian Aid (Since 1985)

    10,238

    Welfare Services Missionaries (Incl. Humanitarian Service Missionaries)

    Temples

    Temples are not regular places of Sunday worship for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Learn More

    156

    Temples

    Education

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints emphasizes the importance of continued secular and spiritual education Learn More

    4

    Universities & Colleges

    404,270

    Seminary Students Enrollment

    357,760

    Institute Student Enrollment

    Genealogy

    Genealogy is more than learning about one’s family history for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Latter-day Saints believe families can be together after this life. Learn More

    5,003

    Family History Centers

    138

    Countries with Family History Centers