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Snapshot

  2000 2010 Growth/Decline
Congregations 950 950 0 (0.0%)
Adherents 96,237 107,271 +11,034 (11.5%)


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Year Clergy Congregations Members
1925 1,324 1,189 37,561
1929 1,399 1,279 39,997
1935 1,160 1,213 46,078
1937 - 1,259 48,776
1940 - 1,275 45,890
1942 - 1,295 45,940
1944 - 1,172 46,783
1947 - 1,169 45,379
1950 1,870 1,201 50,033
1951 1,939 1,211 48,574
1952 - 1,212 48,954
1953 1,991 1,268 51,952
1954 2,057 1,211 50,660
1955 1,986 1,215 51,437
1956 1,599 1,225 54,014
1957 1,619 1,222 54,673
1958 1,605 1,212 54,942
1959 1,533 1,203 55,568
1960 1,553 1,193 55,338
1961 1,584 1,156 55,520
1962 1,639 1,182 55,655
1963 1,538 1,158 56,826
1964 1,566 1,159 58,164
1965 1,550 1,162 59,415
1966 1,517 1,147 60,175
1967 1,738 1,124 62,090
1968 1,752 1,126 63,611
1969 1,771 1,106 64,394
1971 1,749 1,264 65,040
1972 1,744 1,091 65,167
1973 1,744 1,059 65,179
1974 1,760 1,046 65,210
1975 1,580 1,058 67,043
1976 1,591 1,059 68,180
1977 1,593 1,036 69,134
1978 1,805 1,148 73,294
1979 1,637 1,013 67,394
1981 1,703 1,010 69,949
1982 1,733 1,012 70,657
1984 1,755 1,051 72,072
1985 1,773 1,048 72,223
1986 1,765 1,048 71,682
1987 1,786 1,072 73,225
1988 1,802 1,071 73,647
1989 1,790 1,066 75,869
1990 1,805 1,096 74,313
1991 1,863 1,063 73,572
1992 1,854 1,055 74,168
1993 1,859 1,050 74,585
1995 1,902 1,068 74,707
1996 1,902 1,050 74,855
1997 1,956 1,029 72,834
1998 1,898 990 73,236
1999 1,869 971 70,556
2000 1,871 971 -
2001 1,883 978 69,342
2003 1,888 1,008 71,459
2004 1,913 1,008 73,539
2005 1,913 1,032 75,885
2006 1,888 991 74,059
2007 2,021 1,030 75,150
2008 2,055 991 75,115
2009 2,104 1,053 75,586

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]