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Snapshot

  2000 2010 Growth/Decline
Congregations 1,878 1,978 +100 (5.3%)
Adherents 331,106 428,721 +97,615 (29.5%)


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Membership Data [Download .csv Data]

Year Clergy Congregations Members
1929 410 392 25,000
1935 478 430 32,079
1937 - 474 32,941
1939 - 510 32,872
1943 - 879 40,283
1950 - 882 52,935
1952 851 928 56,097
1953 974 931 61,483
1954 - - 57,109
1955 1,026 954 -
1957 1,090 993 87,663
1958 1,026 1,010 56,523
1959 997 1,014 59,644
1960 1,010 1,016 59,657
1961 1,130 1,028 60,252
1962 1,263 1,200 61,761
1963 1,081 1,046 62,355
1964 1,088 1,053 63,136
1965 1,078 1,057 64,586
1966 1,104 1,109 68,829
1967 1,263 1,110 68,679
1968 1,227 1,128 119,826
1969 1,137 1,098 120,330
1970 1,189 1,112 112,519
1971 1,227 1,129 127,353
1972 1,259 1,154 136,154
1973 1,469 1,145 137,710
1974 1,196 1,094 144,245
1975 1,352 1,179 145,833
1976 1,276 1,236 150,492
1977 1,454 1,268 152,841
1978 1,529 1,290 158,218
1979 1,640 1,319 173,986
1980 1,686 1,382 189,710
1981 1,737 1,436 195,042
1982 1,819 1,485 204,713
1983 2,094 1,532 215,857
1984 2,106 1,604 223,141
1985 2,181 1,646 227,846
1986 2,154 1,691 238,734
1987 2,189 1,785 244,296
1988 2,261 1,793 259,612
1989 2,370 1,829 265,863
1990 2,385 1,856 279,207
1991 2,475 1,900 267,853
1992 2,369 1,923 289,391
1993 2,407 1,943 302,414
1995 2,832 1,957 307,366
1996 - 1,850 311,612
1997 2,498 1,964 328,078
1998 2,535 1,964 345,664
1999 2,370 1,973 347,973
2000 2,613 1,959 364,949
2002 - 1,963 389,232
2003 2,226 1,961 400,909
2004 3,203 1,974 419,000
2005 3,019 2,004 429,760
2006 3,014 2,010 417,008
2007 4,504 2,009 420,006
2008 4,525 2,018 425,587
2009 - 2,021 432,471

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]