Seventh-day Adventist Church
U.S. Membership Data
The following tables and charts provide U.S. membership data for Seventh-day Adventist Church available on the ARDA.
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Seventh-day Adventist Church Members*

Year Members
2009 1,043,606
2008 1,021,777
2007 1,000,472
2006 980,551
2005 964,811
2003 935,428
2002 918,882
2001 900,985
2000 880,921
1999 861,860

* Presented are the last 10 years of membership data we have available (1999 - 2010). From 1999 to 2010 Seventh-day Adventist Church grew by 198,526 members, an increase of approximately 23%.

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Top Five Counties by Membership (2010)

  Members Members
(per 1,000)
Los Angeles County, CA
44,377
4.52
San Bernardino County, CA
32,831
16.13
Miami-Dade County, FL
27,901
11.18
Kings County, NY
26,226
10.47
Orange County, FL
21,034
18.35

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More Membership Resources

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Membership by State (2010)*

* This map displays the number of people per 1,000 that are members of Seventh-day Adventist Church. Hover the mouse over states to see values.

Darker colors = higher rates. For example, in Oregon, 10.48 out of every 1,000 people are Seventh-day Adventist Church members. Click here to view a ranked list of all states (opens in new tab).


Top Five States by Membership (2010)

  Members Members
(per 1,000)
California
214,635
5.76
Florida
119,209
6.34
New York
79,268
4.09
Texas
74,055
2.95
Washington
52,944
7.87

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Top Five Metro Areas by Membership (2010)

  Members Members
(per 1,000)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
88,216
4.51
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
55,271
4.31
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
53,477
12.66
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50,524
9.08
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
42,142
7.48

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Data Sources

Seventh-day Adventist Church Members:
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).

Membership by State Map and all other tables:
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.

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