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Snapshot

  2000 2010 Growth/Decline
Congregations 1,422 1,285 -137 (-9.6%)
Adherents 245,636 n.a. --


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Membership Data [Download .csv Data]

Year Clergy Congregations Members
1936 - 84 22,345
1947 - 445 70,000
1953 1,025 690 113,878
1955 - 726 124,039
1956 - 759 129,100
1957 1,100 809 122,038
1958 1,100 843 126,268
1959 - 887 130,612
1960 - 934 136,292
1961 - 992 143,782
1962 - 1,031 148,416
1963 - 1,100 154,767
1966 1,556 1,244 170,299
1969 - 1,361 190,000
1971 - 1,426 210,000
1972 - 1,426 204,357
1973 - 1,473 214,000
1974 - 1,495 225,000
1975 - 1,503 250,000
1976 - 1,528 250,000
1977 - 1,542 240,000
1978 - 1,542 235,918
1979 - 1,544 240,000
1980 - 1,557 244,000
1981 2,045 1,571 300,839
1989 2,050 1,582 216,468
1990 - 1,574 168,068
1992 - 1,532 160,123
1993 - 1,505 154,943
1994 - 1,458 136,380
1996 - 1,440 115,950
1998 - 1,415 101,854
1999 - 1,398 92,129
2002 - 1,415 129,407
2005 - 1,383 132,900
2007 - 1,321 132,700

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]