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Snapshot

  2000 2010 Growth/Decline
Congregations 1,441 1,730 +289 (20.1%)
Adherents 315,293 341,431 +26,138 (8.3%)


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




Membership Data [Download .csv Data]

Year Clergy Congregations Members
1973 196 260 41,232
1975 397 394 67,345
1976 457 405 68,993
1977 531 428 73,899
1978 584 440 82,095
1979 668 460 86,885
1980 728 487 90,991
1981 1,264 698 136,582
1982 1,415 797 149,548
1983 1,451 825 155,988
1984 1,562 843 168,239
1985 1,639 878 177,917
1986 1,702 913 188,083
1987 1,722 924 190,960
1988 1,905 1,067 208,394
1989 1,949 1,100 217,374
1990 2,073 1,167 223,935
1991 - - 233,770
1992 2,217 1,212 239,500
1994 2,397 1,263 257,556
1995 2,476 1,299 267,764
1997 2,665 1,340 279,549
1999 2,873 1,206 299,055
2000 2,980 1,458 306,156
2001 3,082 1,498 306,784
2002 3,181 1,499 310,750
2003 3,287 1,534 325,791
2006 3,430 1,621 334,151
2007 3,508 1,645 340,736
2008 3,562 1,672 335,850
2009 3,645 1,719 341,210

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]