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Snapshot (Source: Religious Congregations & Membership Data)

  2000 2010 Growth/Decline
Congregations 999 1,022 +23 (2.3%)
Adherents 182,698 211,606 +28,908 (15.8%)


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(Source: National Council of Churches' Yearbooks)




Membership Data [Download .csv Data]

Year Clergy Congregations Members
1961 992 786 147,031
1962 1,043 859 153,689
1963 1,094 859 164,474
1964 1,103 - 167,892
1965 1,044 863 166,622
1968 1,135 968 282,307
1969 1,076 868 265,408
1973 961 882 200,405
1974 946 864 192,510
1976 942 881 184,552
1977 945 904 180,240
1978 936 898 136,207
1979 988 942 139,052
1982 935 949 131,844
1983 945 949 169,168
1984 943 1,018 170,510
1985 948 1,041 171,838
1986 956 1,069 173,167
1988 956 1,140 178,623
1989 1,010 1,252 182,211
1991 1,020 1,210 141,315
1999 - 1,400 216,931
2000 - 1,051 220,000
2001 171 1,010 214,738
2002 171 1,010 214,738
2007 1,752 1,046 221,476
2009 1,773 1,048 221,367

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. The National Council of Churches' data collection was discontinued after the 2012 Yearbook was published, and has been resumed by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). The tables and graphs will be updated when the new collection is available. See the Yearbook of Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]


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