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Snapshot

  2000 2010 Growth/Decline
Congregations 234 276 +42 (17.9%)
Adherents 32,098 n.a. --


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Membership Data [Download .csv Data]

Year Clergy Congregations Members
1974 77 125 13,471
1975 77 127 14,215
1977 76 127 13,946
1978 82 132 14,400
1979 91 132 14,738
1980 97 130 14,738
1982 100 140 15,430
1983 96 145 16,759
1984 118 151 17,665
1985 120 156 18,205
1986 160 160 19,508
1987 130 186 26,509
1988 139 193 26,870
1991 170 210 27,650
1992 181 225 20,945
1993 191 230 29,848
1994 205 230 30,769
1997 207 243 32,659
1999 213 241 32,984
2000 222 245 36,400
2002 226 252 36,431
2003 223 257 39,409
2006 234 267 43,360
2007 249 274 43,428
2008 249 274 43,477
2009 277 280 44,473

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]