Ravell Call, Deseret News
People walk at the Main Street Plaza before the Saturday morning session of the 188th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 31, 2018.

SALT LAKE CITY — It's official. There are 16 million Mormons.

In fact, there were 16,118,169 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the end of 2017, up from 15,882,417 at the end of 2016, according to new data released on Saturday.

The church releases a statistical report once a year, in April, with data from the previous calendar year.

The new report showed the church had 340,500 baptisms in 2017 — with 233,729 convert baptisms and 106,771 baptisms of children who were born in the church.

In 2016, the church had 349,377 baptisms — 240,131 converts and 109,246 children.

In 2015, convert baptisms totaled 257,402. The overall number of baptisms that year was 371,952.

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The released also showed the church now has 3,341 stakes, up from 3,266 in 2016; 553 districts, down from 556; and 30,506 wards and branches, up from 30,304.

The number of full-time missionaries is 67,049, down from 70,946 in 2016. Another 36,172 are serving as church-service missionaries, up from 33,695 the previous year.

Four new temples were dedicated in 2017 — Paris France, Tucson Arizona, Meridian Idaho and Cedar City Utah. The Idaho Falls Idaho was rededicated.

The church now has 159 temples in operation.