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growth3 (growth as indicated by the number of stakes) *

 Church growth, as indicated by the number of Stakes of Zion, in increments of 200 stakes


 

                           Year            Number of Stakes         Time between milestones

                           1830                     0                         --

                           1952                   200                     122 years

                           1964                   400                      12 years

                           1973                   600                       9 years

                           1977                   800                       4 years

                           1979                  1000                       2 years

                           1980                  1200                       1 year

                           1983                  1400                       3 years

                           1986                  1600                       3 years

                           1991                  1800                       5 years

                           1994                  2000                       3 years

                           1996                  2200                       2 years

                           1997                  2400                       1 year

                           2001                  2600                       4 years

                           2008                  2800                       7 years

                           2012                  3000                       4 years

                           2016                  3200                       4 years


Interesting facts concerning the growth of stakes:
1/ On December 31, 1997 the Church had 2,424 stakes. It took 150 years to reach 1,212 stakes, and just 17 years to add the next 1,212 stakes (reaching the total of 2,424).
2/ The 3,000th stake was the Freetown Sierra Leone Stake, created in Africa in November of 2012.


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