Reformed Church in America Denominational Membership Data, 1818-2000

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Church Code (CHURCHID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL112971688.386459
2) Year of Data (reported in following year's annual "Orange Book") (YEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1129711930.44647
3) Congregation's Location (CITY)
4) Church's Name (CHURCH)
5) Alternative name for same congregation (CHURCH_2)
6) Year of organization (ORGANIZE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1129711858.04771
7) Chronological order of the congregation within the city (CHRONOLO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1129713.0636
8) Current status of congregation (STATUS)
9) If no longer active, year of termination (TERMINAT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL112971466.823832
10) Name of the congregation that the congregation merged with (MERGEWTH)
11) New Church 's Name After Merging (NEWNAME)
12) Particular Synod (PARTSYND)
TOTAL%
1) Albany Synod2524322.3
2) Synod of Canada3210.3
3) Chicago Synod1677114.8
4) Synod of the Far West6360.6
5) Synod of the Great Lakes13521.2
6) Synod of the Heartland17811.6
7) Iowa Synod64155.7
8) Michigan Synod70476.2
9) Synod of Mid-America13021.2
10) Synod of the Mid-Atlantic17351.5
11) New Brunswick Synod1143110.1
12) New Jersey Synod69076.1
13) New York Synod2635023.3
14) Synod of the West56805.0
TOTAL112971100.0
13) Regional or Particular Synod (SYNOD)
14) County name (COUNTY)
15) State (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama240.0
4) Arizona2890.3
6) California20301.8
8) Colorado4090.4
9) Connecticut210.0
12) Florida5670.5
13) Georgia150.0
16) Idaho480.0
17) Illinois53814.8
18) Indiana7620.7
19) Iowa72366.4
20) Kansas2570.2
21) Kentucky2980.3
23) Maine240.0
24) Maryland190.0
25) Massachusetts120.0
26) Michigan1361912.1
27) Minnesota18101.6
29) Missouri240.0
30) Montana1430.1
31) Nebraska6260.6
32) Nevada20.0
34) New Jersey2122018.8
35) New Mexico1780.2
36) New York4743742.0
37) North Carolina220.0
38) North Dakota4990.4
39) Ohio4520.4
40) Oklahoma2650.2
41) Oregon50.0
42) Pennsylvania16161.4
44) Rhode Island90.0
45) South Carolina730.1
46) South Dakota27442.4
47) Tennessee90.0
48) Texas700.1
51) Virginia90.0
53) Washington5430.5
55) Wisconsin24412.2
78) Virgin Islands or Canada17631.6
TOTAL112971100.0
16) Classis (CLASSIS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11297133.93120
17) First Minister's ID (MIN1ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1129714435.1633191
18) First Minister's Starting Date (MIN1YR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL929801925.45664
19) Second Minister's ID (MIN2ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL36763704.082484
20) Second Minister's Starting Date (MIN2YR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL36791967.31139
21) Third Minister's ID (MIN3ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7093781.5262598
22) Third Minister's Starting Date (MIN3YR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7011955.52248
23) Fourth Minister's ID (MIN4ID)
TOTAL%
236) 82.7
253) 93.1
385) 31.0
656) 10.3
814) 3612.3
871) 10.3
1161) 4415.0
1443) 62.0
1444) 10.3
1546) 10.3
1669) 10.3
1675) 289.6
1932) 4114.0
1997) 82.7
2011) 10.3
2026) 113.8
2472) 124.1
2826) 10.3
2945) 51.7
3137) 20.7
3292) 72.4
3604) 20.7
4146) 82.7
4164) 20.7
4574) 10.3
4963) 82.7
5106) 113.8
5233) 10.3
5319) 10.3
5646) 10.3
5678) 10.3
8024) 31.0
8069) 20.7
8225) 41.4
8241) 51.7
8339) 10.3
8358) 20.7
8372) 31.0
8391) 31.0
8400) 10.3
8417) 10.3
8441) 31.0
8477) 10.3
8478) 10.3
Missing112678 
TOTAL293100.0
24) Fourth Minister's Starting Date (MIN4YR)
TOTAL%
1816) 82.8
1827) 4415.3
1872) 51.7
1879) 3612.5
1891) 10.3
1911) 72.4
1922) 82.8
1932) 4114.3
1957) 113.8
1962) 20.7
1967) 10.3
1968) 186.3
1973) 3211.1
1975) 93.1
1976) 82.8
1983) 20.7
1984) 10.3
1985) 62.1
1987) 31.0
1988) 124.2
1989) 10.3
1992) 20.7
1994) 51.7
1995) 51.7
1996) 20.7
1998) 82.8
1999) 51.7
2000) 41.4
Missing112684 
TOTAL287100.0
25) Omnibus measure of members using best annual data (MEMBERS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL99749209.402253
26) Number of Families (FAMILIES)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107104122.907148
27) Total Number in Congregation (TOTOFCO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6099586.929389
28) Total Baptized Communicants (TOTCOM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107255254.922350
29) Number of Active Communicants (ACTCOM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL34701227.508280
30) Number of Inactive Communicants (INACTIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5923848.324133
31) Number of Adherents (ADHERENT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5290341.078108
32) Average Worship Attendance (AVEATT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12214184.119279
33) Number in Communion Per Last Report (COMPERLA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5340147.783131
34) Number Gained Via Confession (CONFIRME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9276411.00816
35) Number Gained Via Certificate (CERTTRAN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL824428.12212
36) Number Lost Via Dismissal (DISMISSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL539096.6259
37) Number of Lost Via Discipline/Suspended (DISCSUSP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL50963.28516
38) Number Lost Via Dropped from Role (DROPPED)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL646312.00247
39) Number Lost Via Transfer (TRANSER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL287816.9128
40) Number Lost Via Death (DIED)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL847063.8265
41) Number Lost Via Other Means (OTHRLOSS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1711611.82340
42) Absent (ABSENT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL843138.53254
43) Number of Infants Baptized (INFANTBA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL926729.29713
44) Number of Adults Baptized (ADULTBA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL510243.288
45) Number of Baptized Non-communicants (BAPNONCO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL66987117.193141
46) Catechism Class(es) (CATECHSM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5560871.94688
47) Number of Sunday School Classes (NUMOFSS)
TOTAL%
0) 90.0
1) 4517584.2
2) 52539.8
3) 14542.7
4) 8431.6
5) 4660.9
6) 1930.4
7) 1180.2
8) 370.1
9) 160.0
10) 190.0
11) 70.0
12) 30.0
15) 10.0
16) 20.0
18) 10.0
21) 20.0
25) 10.0
26) 10.0
35) 10.0
38) 10.0
50) 10.0
60) 20.0
63) 10.0
72) 10.0
83) 10.0
87) 10.0
101) 10.0
105) 10.0
115) 10.0
116) 10.0
118) 10.0
125) 10.0
160) 10.0
180) 10.0
195) 10.0
219) 10.0
230) 10.0
280) 10.0
297) 10.0
320) 10.0
335) 10.0
345) 10.0
363) 10.0
374) 10.0
377) 10.0
394) 10.0
431) 10.0
Missing59340 
TOTAL53631100.0
48) Enrollment in Sunday School (SSENROLL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL97955166.177183
49) New Member Class(es) (NEWMBR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1022614.79726
50) Number in Biblical Instruction/Other Education (NUMBIBIN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2580179.052146
51) Average Sunday School Attendance (AVESSATT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7122119.706134
52) Communion Classes (COMMCLA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1800916.68738
53) Number Subscribing to Church Herald (CHHERALD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3101983.206285
54) Total Income of Church (TOTINCOM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6550241904.472456118
55) General Synod Assessments/Benevolencies (ASMTBENE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL371496796.88811622
56) General Synod Contributions (GENSYNCO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL481210437.27717936
57) Contribution to Denominational Fund (DENOM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL638613063.4310676
58) Contribution to Particular Synod Fund (PARTSYN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL305644054.1768831
59) Contribution to Benevolence Fund (BENEVOLE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL748032249.67610470
60) Funds Used for Congregational Purposes (CONGPURP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9517741796.168157309
61) Other External Contributions (OTHCONT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL639811626.67326209
62) Total Amount of External Contributions (TOTAMOUN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7516979.5947613
63) Reaffirmed (REAFFIRM)
TOTAL%
1) 325.0
24) 433.3
27) 18.3
29) 18.3
32) 325.0
Missing112959 
TOTAL12100.0
64) Removed (REMOVED)
TOTAL%
1966) 3100.0
Missing112968 
TOTAL3100.0
65) Annual Consumer Price Index (Statistical Abstract) (YRLYCPI)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10609840.91146
66) Total US population per year (USPOP)
TOTAL%
9638453) 1461.2
12866000) 1971.7
17069000) 2522.2
23191000) 2862.4
31443000) 3983.4
39818000) 4503.8
50155000) 4904.2
62947000) 5514.7
75994000) 6375.4
91972000) 6945.9
105710000) 7266.2
122775000) 7296.2
131669000) 7286.2
151325000) 7746.6
179323000) 8887.6
203302000) 9348.0
226542000) 9307.9
248718000) 9598.2
260000000) 9498.1
Missing101253 
TOTAL11718100.0
67) Birth Rate of White Women 15-44 Years Old (USFERTRT)
TOTAL%
64.8) 9307.9
64.9) 9438.1
68.3) 9598.2
77.1) 7286.2
84.1) 9348.0
87.1) 7296.2
102.3) 7746.6
113.2) 8887.6
115.4) 7266.2
123.8) 6945.9
130) 6375.4
137) 5514.7
155) 4904.2
167) 4503.8
184) 3983.4
194) 2862.4
222) 2522.2
240) 1971.7
260) 1461.2
Missing101259 
TOTAL11712100.0
68) County ID Number (COUNTYID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11297128763.29910078
69) 1990 County Census Population (POP1990)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL111191621624.8111119889
70) 1980 County Census Population (POP1980)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL111191598755.2181060098
71) 1970 County Census Population (POP1970)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL111191617451.221095640
72) 1960 County Census Population (POP1960)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL111191570069.0591023196
73) 1950 County Census Population (POP1950)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL111191499048.889908671
74) 1940 County Census Population (POP1940)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL111187443024.499816046
75) 1930 County Census Population (POP1930)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL111187417747.144779710
76) 1920 County Census Population (POP1920)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL111116329746.465640146
77) 1910 County Census Population (POP1910)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL109779283990.798593634
78) 1900 County Census Population (POP1900)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL109219212456.277442369
79) 1890 County Census Population (POP1890)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107758161582.72313994
80) 1880 County Census Population (POP1880)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107232120220.46224838
81) 1870 County Census Population (POP1870)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10456495372.306168788
82) 1860 County Census Population (POP1860)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10085974914.694139490
83) 1850 County Census Population (POP1850)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9093054830.14591192
84) 1840 County Census Population (POP1840)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8787338475.67555913
85) 1830 County Census Population (POP1830)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6537939636.6339360
86) 1820 County Census Population (POP1820)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6189731972.8225148
87) 1810 County Census Population (POP1810)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6121227894.30420278
88) 1800 County Census Population (POP1800)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5648823639.83614211
89) Years Since Church Organized (YRSNCORG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11297172.39964