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Marine Corps Fiscal Year End Strengths, 1798-2015

 

Year

Officer

Enlisted

Total

1798

25

58

83

1799

25

343

368

1800

38

487

525

1801

38

319

357

1802

29

330

359

1803

25

317

342

1804

25

364

389

1805

22

556

578

1806

11

307

318

1807

11

392

403

1808

11

861

872

1809

10

513

523

1810

9

440

449

1811

14

542

556

1812

10

483

493

1813

12

579

591

1814

11

637

648

1815

8

680

688

1816

21

451

472

1817

14

652

666

1818

24

536

560

1819

21

664

685

1820

19

552

571

1821

35

844

879

1822

23

708

731

1823

20

681

701

1824

50

890

940

1825

35

746

781

1826

39

796

835

1827

43

903

946

1828

40

892

932

1829

43

852

895

1830

37

854

891

1831

35

780

815

1832

38

860

898

1833

43

853

896

1834

46

869

915

1835

68

1,349

1,417

1836

43

1,298

1,341

1837

37

1,524

1,561

1838

28

1,067

1,095

1839

34

916

950

1840

46

1,223

1,269

1841

44

1,156

1,200

1842

46

1,243

1,289

1843

43

1,041

1,084

1844

40

1,046

1,086

1845

42

986

1,028

1846

41

1,126

1,167

1847

75

1,757

1,832

1848

42

1,709

1,751

1849

46

1,030

1,076

1850

46

1,055

1,101

1851

43

1,150

1,193

1852

47

1,121

1,168

1853

49

1,205

1,254

1854

49

1,312

1,361

1855

52

1,552

1,604

1856

57

1,414

1,471

1857

57

1,694

1,751

1858

52

1,555

1,607

1859

47

1,804

1,851

1860

46

1,755

1,801

1861

48

2,338

2,386

1862

51

2,355

2,406

1863

69

2,931

3,000

1864

64

3,075

3,139

1865

87

3,773

3,860

1866

79

3,258

3,337

1867

73

3,438

3,511

1868

81

2,997

3,078

1869

70

2,314

2,384

1870

77

2,469

2,546

1871

74

2,439

2,513

1872

77

2,126

2,203

1873

87

2,675

2,762

1874

85

2,184

2,269

1875

76

2,037

2,113

1876

76

1,904

1,980

1877

73

1,824

1,897

1878

77

2,257

2,334

1879

62

1,906

1,968

1880

69

1,870

1,939

1881

70

1,832

1,902

1882

63

1,806

1,869

1883

60

1,724

1,784

1884

66

1,822

1,888

1885

65

1,819

1,884

1886

66

1,934

2,000

1887

61

1,870

1,931

1888

72

1,829

1,901

1889

54

1,718

1,772

1890

61

1,986

2,047

1891

66

2,029

2,158

1892

66

1,973

2,039

1893

63

2,070

2,133

1894

67

2,309

2,376

1895

71

2,914

2,885

1896

72

2,145

2,217

1897

71

3,735

3,806

1898

98

3,481

3,579

1899

76

3,066

3,142

1900

174

5,240

5,414

1901

171

5,694

5,865

1902

191

6,031

6,222

1903

213

6,445

6,658

1904

255

7,329

7,584

1905

270

6,741

7,011

1906

278

7,940

8,218

1907

279

7,807

8,086

1908

283

8,953

9,236

1909

328

9,368

9,696

1910

328

9,232

9,560

1911

328

9,292

9,610

1912

337

9,359

9,696

1913

331

9,625

9,956

1914

336

10,050

10,386

1915

338

9,948

10,286

1916

348

10,253

10,601

1917

776

26,973

27,749

1918

1,503

51,316

52,819

1919

2,270

46,564

48,834

1920

1,104

16,061

17,165

1921

1,087

21,903

22,990

1922

1,135

20,098

21,333

1923

1,141

18,533

19,674

1924

1,157

19,175

20,332

1925

1,168

18,310

19,478

1926

1,178

17,976

19,154

1927

1,198

18,000

19,198

1928

1,198

17,822

19,020

1929

1,181

17,615

18,796

1930

1,208

18,172

19,380

1931

1,196

17,586

18,782

1932

1,196

15,365

16,561

1933

1,192

14,876

16,068

1934

1,187

15,174

16,361

1935

1,163

16,097

17,260

1936

1,208

16,040

17,248

1937

1,312

16,911

18,223

1938

1,359

16,997

18,356

1939

1,380

18,052

19,432

1940

1,800

26,545

28,345

1941

3,339

51,020

54,539

1942

7,138

135,475

142,613

1943

21,384

287,139

308,523

1944

32,788

442,816

475,604

1945

37,067

437,613

474,680

1946

14,208

141,471

155,679

1947

7,506

85,547

93,053

1948

6,907

78,081

84,988

1949

7,250

78,715

85,965

1950

7,254

67,025

74,279

1951

15,150

177,770

192,920

1952

16,413

215,544

231,957

1953

18,731

230,488

249,219

1954

18,593

205,275

223,868

1955

18,417

186,753

205,170

1956

17,809

182,971

200,780

1957

17,434

183,427

200,861

1958

16,471

172,754

189,495

1959

16,065

159,506

175,571

1960

16,203

154,418

170,621

1961

16,132

160,777

176,909

1962

16,861

174,101

190,962

1963

16,737

172,946

189,683

1964

16,843

172,934

189,777

1965

17,258

172,955

190,213

1966

20,512

241,204

261,716

1967

23,592

261,677

285,269

1968

24,555

282,697

307,252

1969

25,698

284,073

309,771

1970

24,941

234,796

259,737

1971

21,765

190,604

212,369

1972

19,843

178,395

198,238

1973

19,282

176,816

196,098

1974

18,740

170,062

188,802

1975

18,591

177,360

195,951

1976

18,882

173,517

192,399

1977

18,650

173,057

191,707

1978

18,388

172,427

190,815

1979

18,229

167,021

185,250

1980

18,198

170,271

188,469

1981

18,363

172,257

190,620

1982

18,975

173,405

192,380

1983

19,983

174,106

194,089

1984

20,366

175,848

196,214

1985

20,175

177,850

198,025

1986

20,199

178,615

198,814

1987

20,047

179,478

199,525

1988

20,079

177,271

197,350

1989

20,099

176,857

196,956

1990

19,958

176,694

196,652

1991

19,753

174,287

194,040

1992

19,132

165,397

184,529

1993

18,430

159,949

178,379

1994

17,823

156,335

174,158

1995

17,831

156,808

174,639

1996

17,885

155,710

173,595

1997

17,733

153,904

171,637

1998

17,859

153,406

171,265

1999

17,852

153,302

171,154

2000

17,938

155,383

173,321

2001

18,108

155,264

173,372

2002

18,360

155,658

174,018

2003

18,714

158,316

177,030

2004

18,764

158,443

177,207

2005

18,933

159,771

178,704

2006

19,092

159,385

178,477

2007

19,631

166,711

186,342

2008

20,328

178,574

198,902

2009

21,208

182,945

204,153

2010

21,655

180,778

202,433

2011

22,094

178,131

200,225

2012

21,798

174,226

196,024

2013

21,194

171,613

192,807

2014

20,876

164,115

184,991

2015

20,686

162,511

183,197

2016

20,788

162,632

183,420