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Snapshot

  2000 2010 Growth/Decline
Congregations n.a. 258 --
Adherents n.a. 24,826 --


Year-by-Year (Click on a point to see data)




Membership Data [Download .csv Data]

Year Clergy Congregations Members
1942 - 508 69,832
1944 - 453 70,000
1947 - 400 69,595
1951 494 490 68,612
1952 613 499 69,419
1954 613 499 69,560
1955 553 516 70,245
1956 - 486 73,095
1957 427 470 67,957
1958 375 494 68,399
1959 375 494 68,399
1960 - 528 71,552
1961 - 501 71,552
1964 493 493 69,543
1965 - 487 70,167
1967 378 509 69,353
1968 575 514 69,494
1969 459 563 69,149
1970 548 517 67,785
1971 554 512 68,773
1972 566 515 68,717
1975 611 515 67,431
1976 639 519 65,585
1977 617 518 65,348
1978 617 522 62,080
1979 607 530 61,366
1980 581 530 60,745
1981 853 532 60,084
1982 557 535 59,338
1983 597 534 58,371
1984 590 534 57,432
1985 621 536 57,443
1986 595 533 56,495
1987 600 532 55,616
1988 601 545 54,501
1989 582 543 54,155
1990 585 526 54,945
1991 637 - 50,803
1995 524 503 43,680
1996 192 580 43,800
1997 360 501 41,614
1999 288 479 33,908
2000 289 487 34,863
2001 552 436 41,297
2002 355 427 42,680
2005 355 427 42,680
2007 576 611 43,647
2008 576 600 36,302

Notes

Snapshot

2000 and 2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by ASARB.

Year-by-Year

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]