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Snapshot

  2000 2010 Growth/Decline
Congregations 1,365 1,470 +105 (7.7%)
Adherents 285,699 357,186 +71,487 (25.0%)


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Year Clergy Congregations Members
1950 350 289 20,000
1952 464 273 21,500
1953 468 342 28,000
1954 485 351 27,000
1955 298 312 24,353
1956 614 412 28,052
1957 531 362 28,052
1958 618 368 31,192
1960 579 468 31,543
1962 581 483 36,705
1965 680 438 43,851
1966 746 517 50,312
1969 762 539 59,041
1970 807 552 63,735
1971 - 562 70,490
1977 960 621 100,000
1979 1,218 732 77,592
1982 1,042 805 103,900
1983 1,180 853 110,555
1984 1,401 900 146,000
1985 - 838 90,000
1986 1,484 880 95,722
1990 1,795 1,040 165,000
1991 1,863 1,087 192,352
1992 1,817 1,173 214,186
1993 2,233 1,202 226,391
1995 2,436 1,224 242,619
2003 2,733 1,420 350,000
2008 2,201 1,475 356,000

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]