Kingdom Increase Statistics since 1914
               
Baptized since 2000: 4,603,250 Increase since 2000: 2,305,283  
 
Year Peak Publishers %  Over Previous Year Baptized Memorial Partakers Congr. Lands Year  
1914 5,155     18,243     43 1914  
1918 3,868             1918  
1919 5,793     21,411       1919  
1922       32,661          
1923       42,000          
1924       62,694          
1925       90,434          
1928 23,988             1928  
1935 56,153     63,146 52,465   115 1935  
1938 47,143     73,420 39,225     1938  
1940 96,418     96,989 27,711 5,130 112 1940  
1941 109,371           107 1941  
1945 156,299     186,247 22,328 7,218 107 1945  
1946 158,034 1.1           1946  
1947 181,071 14.6       10,782   1947  
1948 230,532 27.3   376,393 25,395 11,714   1948  
1949 279,421 21.2           1949  
1950 373,430 33.6   511,203 22,723 13,238 147 1950  
1951 442,380 18.5 63,178     13,470   1951  
1952 456,265 3.1 54,707 667,099   13,942   1952  
1953 519,982 13.9 50,665 742,565 19,183 14,163 143 1953  
1954 580,498 11.6 57,369 829,836 17,884 14,531   1954  
1955 642,929 10.8 63,642 878,303 16,815 16,044 147 1955  
1956 640,347 -0.4   919,994 16,302 16,240 162 1956  
1957 716,901 11.9 59,828 1,075,163 15,628 16,883 169 1957  
1958 798,326 11.4 62,666 1,171,789 15,037 17,878 175 1958  
1959 871,737 9.2 86,345 1,283,603 14,511 19,982 175 1959  
1960 916,332 5.1 69,027 1,519,821 13,911 21,008 187 1960  
1961 965,169 5.3 63,070 1,553,909 13,284 21,557 185 1961  
1962 989,192 2.5 69,649 1,639,681 12,714 22,166 189 1962  
1963 1,040,836 5.2 62,798 1,693,752 12,292 22,761 198 1963  
1964 1,075,523 3.3 68,236 1,809,476 11,953 23,483   1964  
1965 1,109,806 3.2 64,393 1,933,089 11,550 24,158 201 1965  
1966 1,118,665 0.8 58,904 1,971,107 11,179 24,910   1966  
1967 1,160,604 3.7 74,981 2,195,612 10,981 25,206   1967  
1968 1,221,504 5.2 82,842 2,493,519 10,619 25,409   1968  
1969 1,336,112 9.4 120,905 2,719,860 10,368 25,694   1969  
1970 1,483,430 11.0 164,193 3,226,168 10,526 26,524 208 1970  
1971 1,590,793 7.2 149,808 3,453,542 10,384 27,154   1971  
1972 1,658,990 4.3 163,123 3,662,407 10,350 28,407   1972  
1973 1,758,429 6 193,990 3,994,924 10,523 31,850   1973  
1974 2,021,432 15 297,872 4,550,457 10,723 34,576   1974  
1975 2,179,256 8 295,073 4,925,643 10,550 38,256 212 1975  
1976 2,248,390 3.2 196,656 4,972,571 10,187 40,155   1976  
1977 2,223,538 -1.1 124,459 5,107,518 10,080 41,635   1977  
1978 2,182,341 -1.9 95,052 5,095,831 9,762 42,255   1978  
1979 2,186,075 0.2 113,672 5,323,766 9,727 42,600   1979  
1980 2,272,278 3.9 113,779 5,726,656 9,564 43,181 217 1980  
1981 2,361,896 3.9 119,836 5,987,893 9,601 43,870   1981  
1982 2,477,608 4.9 138,540 6,252,787 9,529 44,953   1982  
1983 2,652,323 7.11 161,896 6,767,707 9,292 46,235   1983  
1984 2,842,531 7.2 179,421 7,416,974 9,081 47,869   1984  
1985 3,024,131 6.4 189,800 7,792,109 9,051 49,716 222 1985  
1986 3,229,022 6.8 225,868 8,160,597 8,927 52,177   1986  
1987 3,395,612 5.2 230,843 8,965,221 8,808 54,911   1987  
1988 3,592,654 5.8 239,268 9,201,071 8,685 57,670   1988  
1989 3,787,188 5.4 263,855 9,479,064 8,734 60,192   1989  
1990 4,017,213 6.1 301,518 9,950,058 8,869 63,016   1990  
1991 4,278,820 6.5 300,945 10,650,158 8,850 66,207 211 1991  
1992 4,472,787 4.5 301,002 11,431,171 8,683 69,558 229 1992  
1993 4,709,889 5.3 296,004 11,865,765 8,693 73,070 231 1993  
1994 4,914,094 4.3 314,818 12,288,917 8,617 75,573 232 1994  
1995 5,199,895 5.8 338,491 13,147,201 8,645 78,620 232 1995  
1996 5,413,769 4.1 366,579 12,921,933 8,757 81,908 233 1996  
1997 5,599,931 3.4 375,923 14,322,226 8,795 85,256   1997  
1998 5,888,650 5.2 316,092 13,896,312 8,756 87,644 233 1998  
1999 5,912,492 0.4 323,439 14,088,751 8,755 89,985 234 1999  
2000 6,035,564 2.1 288,907 14,872,086 8,661 91,487 235 2000  
2001 6,117,666 1.4 263,431 15,374,986 8,730 93,154 235 2001  
2002 6,304,645 3.1 265,469 15,597,746 8,760 94,600 234 2002  
2003 6,429,351 2 258,845 16,097,622 8,565 95,919 235 2003  
2004 6,513,132 1.3 262,416 16,760,607 8,570 96,894 235 2004  
2005 6,613,829 1.5 247,631 16,383,333 8,524 98,269 235 2005  
2006 6,741,444 1.9 248,327 16,675,113 8,758 99,770 236 2006  
2007 6,957,854 3.2 298,304 17,672,443 9,105 101,376 236 2007  
2008 7,124,443 2.1 289,678 17,790,631 9,986 103,267 236 2008  
2009 7,313,173 2.6 276,233 18,168,323 10,857 105,298 236 2009  
2010 7,508,050 2.7 294,368 18,706,895 11,202 107,210 236 2010  
2011 7,659,019 2.4 263,131 19,374,737 11,824 109,403 236 2011  
2012 7,782,346 1.9 268,777 19,013,343 12,604 111,719 239 2012  
2013 7,965,954 2.1 277,344 19,241,252 13,204 113,823 239 2013  
2014 8,201,545 2.2 275,581 19,950,019 14,121 115,416 239 2014  
2015 8,220,105 1.5 260,273 19,862,783 15,177 118,016 240 2015  
2016 8,340,847 1.8 264,535 20,085,142 18,013 119,485 240 2015  
         
    Red = decrease over previous year blue = Increase over previous year    

During the 2016 service year, Jehovah’s Witnesses spent over $213 million in caring for special pioneers, missionaries, and circuit overseers in their field service assignments. Worldwide, a total of 19,818 ordained ministers staff the branch facilities. All are members of the Worldwide Order of Special Full-Time Servants of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

(No information on total contributions received; or other expenses, such as lawyers and any lawsuits lost by the Watchtower Society.)

 
             

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