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Snapshot (Source: Religious Congregations & Membership Data)

  2000 2010* Growth/Decline
Congregations 1,322 n.a. --
Adherents 295,239 n.a. --


Trends -- Click on a point to see data

(Source: National Council of Churches' Yearbooks)




Membership Data [Download .csv Data]

Year Clergy Congregations Members
1968 3,000 1,550 200,000
1969 - 1,500 183,342
1970 2,000 1,408 187,246
1971 1,800 1,404 193,439
1972 2,500 1,437 199,640
1974 2,650 1,457 211,000
1975 2,000 1,459 215,788
1976 2,700 1,478 216,471
1977 2,300 1,478 218,361
1978 3,125 1,487 219,697
1979 2,500 1,439 226,290
1980 2,500 1,415 224,533
1981 2,000 1,390 228,381
1982 3,500 1,386 226,953
1983 3,000 1,411 234,142
1984 2,800 1,411 228,868
1985 2,350 1,367 227,720
1986 2,450 1,359 228,125
1987 2,720 1,347 227,638
1988 2,650 1,347 227,897
1989 2,648 1,339 229,315
1990 2,557 1,372 229,166
1991 2,400 1,312 230,127
1992 2,700 1,362 236,604
1993 2,745 1,362 230,747
1994 2,745 1,360 230,171
1995 1,600 1,355 231,191
1996 2,598 1,349 232,069
1997 2,700 1,342 234,334
1998 3,055 1,334 234,732
1999 3,055 1,334 234,732
2004 1,500 1,270 232,350
2006 1,500 1,254 225,723
2007 2,175 1,306 177,463
2008 3,239 1,287 126,056
2010 3,513 1,272 137,909

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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