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Snapshot

  2000 2010 Growth/Decline
Congregations 114 104 -10 (-8.8%)
Adherents 7,319 n.a. --


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Membership Data [Download .csv Data]

Year Clergy Congregations Members
1925 386 323 17,800
1929 302 328 19,500
1935 249 217 15,200
1937 - 220 15,400
1938 - 220 15,400
1957 108 115 7,497
1958 100 108 8,000
1959 93 122 7,300
1965 80 130 5,821
1969 85 109 5,461
1970 97 113 6,006
1973 139 108 5,301
1976 91 104 4,590
1979 96 108 5,463
1984 114 114 6,000
1992 558 240 9,790
2001 175 112 5,634
2002 220 111 6,153
2003 195 107 6,163
2005 - - 6,034
2008 225 107 4,014

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]