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Snapshot

  2000 2010 Growth/Decline
Congregations 1,074 1,032 -42 (-3.9%)
Adherents 171,281 146,588 -24,693 (-14.4%)


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




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Year Clergy Congregations Members
1925 3,500 1,036 120,103
1929 2,725 1,026 134,620
1931 - - 134,102
1933 - 1,031 154,169
1935 3,048 1,032 160,335
1937 - 1,025 164,784
1940 - 1,017 176,908
1942 - 1,019 179,843
1944 - 1,019 180,287
1946 - - 182,497
1947 - 1,021 184,584
1950 2,975 1,029 186,201
1951 3,000 1,030 186,358
1952 3,100 1,021 188,467
1953 3,103 1,028 190,263
1954 2,455 1,035 193,547
1955 2,366 1,049 195,609
1956 2,133 1,052 197,290
1957 2,246 1,062 199,936
1958 2,230 1,069 200,282
1959 2,025 1,070 201,219
1960 2,250 1,074 199,947
1961 2,223 1,070 200,788
1962 2,205 1,064 201,220
1963 2,177 1,069 201,958
1964 2,147 1,070 199,854
1965 2,118 1,067 194,815
1966 2,089 1,056 191,402
1967 2,070 1,052 189,558
1968 2,056 1,054 187,957
1969 2,027 1,045 185,198
1970 2,030 1,038 182,614
1971 2,011 1,036 181,183
1972 2,026 1,037 179,686
1973 1,990 1,035 179,333
1974 1,948 1,038 179,387
1975 1,935 1,041 179,336
1976 1,897 1,041 178,157
1977 1,929 1,041 177,534
1978 - 1,061 175,335
1979 1,911 1,061 172,115
1980 1,909 1,063 170,839
1981 1,912 1,064 170,267
1982 1,913 1,063 168,844
1983 1,940 1,067 164,680
1984 2,108 1,044 161,824
1985 1,962 1,045 159,184
1986 1,963 1,059 155,967
1987 1,972 1,052 154,067
1988 1,553 1,079 151,169
1989 2,436 1,102 149,681
1990 1,541 1,095 148,253
1992 1,214 1,139 147,912
1993 1,229 1,135 146,713
1994 1,267 1,127 144,282
1995 1,966 1,114 143,121
1996 1,946 1,106 141,811
1997 1,945 1,095 141,400
2000 1,915 1,071 135,879
2001 1,833 1,070 134,828
2002 1,887 1,069 134,844
2003 1,874 1,062 132,481
2004 1,896 1,068 131,201
2005 1,838 1,068 128,820
2006 1,843 1,064 127,526
2007 1,849 1,055 125,418
2008 1,863 1,049 123,855
2009 1,863 1,047 121,781

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]