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Snapshot

  2000 2010 Growth/Decline
Congregations n.a. 5,769 --
Adherents n.a. n.a. --


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




Membership Data [Download .csv Data]

Year Clergy Congregations Members
1955 - 3,484 187,120
1956 - 3,597 189,517
1957 - 3,718 208,260
1958 - 3,484 226,797
1959 - 4,020 239,418
1960 - 4,170 250,000
1961 - 4,333 273,131
1962 - 4,564 286,908
1963 - 4,777 308,370
1964 - 4,943 315,568
1965 - 5,141 330,358
1968 - 5,341 333,672
1969 - 5,384 359,146
1970 - 5,492 388,920
1971 - 5,676 416,789
1972 - 5,794 431,179
1973 - 6,059 472,662
1974 - 6,542 539,262
1975 - 7,117 560,897
1976 - 7,341 588,362
1977 - 7,438 554,018
1978 - 7,526 519,218
1979 - 7,545 526,961
1980 - 7,515 565,309
1981 - 7,590 588,503
1982 - 7,752 619,188
1983 - 7,921 649,697
1984 - 8,081 697,660
1985 - 8,220 730,441
1986 - 8,336 752,404
1987 - 8,547 773,219
1989 - 9,141 825,570
1991 - 9,347 858,367
1992 - 9,890 914,079
1993 - 9,985 926,614
1994 - 10,307 945,990
1995 - 10,541 966,243
1996 - 10,671 975,829
1997 - 10,883 974,719
1999 - 11,064 1,040,283
2000 - 11,636 998,166
2001 - 11,706 989,403
2002 - 11,876 1,022,397
2003 - 12,054 1,041,030
2004 - 12,317 1,029,902
2005 - 12,384 1,046,006
2006 - 12,487 1,069,530
2007 - 12,487 1,092,169
2008 - 12,728 1,114,009
2009 - 13,021 1,162,686

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]