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Snapshot

  2000 2010 Growth/Decline
Congregations n.a. 132 --
Adherents n.a. 20,592 --


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Membership Data [Download .csv Data]

Year Clergy Congregations Members
1929 113 154 21,880
1935 156 160 23,762
1937 - 160 24,713
1940 - 160 25,049
1942 - 160 25,241
1944 - 160 25,952
1947 - 162 26,736
1950 126 163 27,376
1951 143 165 27,786
1952 147 162 28,157
1953 149 166 28,480
1954 168 168 28,455
1955 129 167 28,546
1956 126 167 28,994
1957 145 169 29,199
1958 140 165 29,380
1959 137 163 29,676
1960 140 164 29,938
1961 166 164 29,108
1962 153 164 30,056
1963 166 165 30,172
1964 150 164 30,117
1965 151 163 29,698
1966 156 163 29,744
1967 154 161 29,458
1968 147 159 29,239
1969 142 160 29,582
1971 187 161 29,652
1972 173 160 29,682
1973 187 160 29,434
1974 162 160 29,331
1975 177 161 29,636
1976 184 161 28,886
1977 187 161 28,840
1978 186 161 28,459
1980 197 160 27,995
1981 207 161 27,567
1982 193 164 27,405
1983 207 163 39,710
1984 271 160 38,432
1985 281 159 35,584
1986 211 160 41,237
1987 207 155 33,275
1988 197 156 33,318
1989 199 155 34,779
1990 222 155 32,700
1993 188 152 23,889
1994 183 151 23,504
1995 175 150 23,422
1996 182 148 23,091
1997 184 148 22,957
1998 192 148 22,868
1999 183 143 22,349
2000 234 145 21,939
2001 241 149 21,463
2002 247 150 21,208
2003 252 146 20,743
2007 221 139 19,339
2008 209 135 18,710
2009 242 139 17,834

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]