Kingdom Increase Statistics since 1914
Baptized since 2000: 5,473,072 Increase since 2000 2,647,553  
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       1922
1923       42,000       1923
1924       62,694       1924
1925       90,434       1925
1928 23,988     17,380       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 11 164,193 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 2016
2017 8,457,107 1.4 284,212 20,175,477 18,564 120,053 240 2017
2018 8,579,909 1.4 281,744 20,329,317 19,521 119,954 240 2018
2019 8,683,117 1.3 303,866 20,919,041 20,526 119,712 240 2019
2020 8,695,808 -0.6  241,994 17,844,773  21,182  120,387  240 2020
Red = decrease over previous year Blue = Memorial Partakers increase over previous year

 * In 2005 there were 8,524 Partakers at the Memorial, the lowest number ever.
Since then, there has been a yearly increase.

During the 2020 service year, Jehovah’s Witnesses spent over $231 million in caring for Special Pioneers, Missionaries, and Circuit Overseers in their field service assignments. Worldwide, a total of 20,994 Ordained Ministers staff the Branch Facilities. All are members of the Worldwide Order of Special Full-Time Servants of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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