Seventh-day Adventist Church
U.S. Membership: Trends
The following tables and charts provide trend data on membership, congregations and clergy for Seventh-day Adventist Church available on the ARDA.
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Seventh-day Adventist Church Trend Charts -- Click on a point to see data

(Source: National Council of Churches' Yearbooks)




Change Over Time

  Clergy Congregations Members
2000-2010
-165
(-3.1%)
+430
(+9.6%)
+179,465
(+20.4%)
1990-2010
+502
(+11%)
+699
(+16.6%)
+342,920
(+47.8%)
1925-2010
+4,249
(+508.9%)
+2,663
(+118.2%)
+948,131
(+844.6%)

Seventh-day Adventist Church Trend Data
(1925-2010)
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Year Clergy Congregations Members
2010
5,084
4,916
1,060,386
2009
5,067
4,892
1,043,606
2008
5,150
4,870
1,021,777
2007
5,205
4,833
1,000,472
2006
5,046
4,820
980,551
2005
5,210
4,750
964,811
2003
5,060
4,683
935,428
2002
4,946
4,619
918,882
2001
5,148
4,594
900,985
2000
5,249
4,486
880,921
1999
5,116
4,421
861,860
1998
5,044
4,405
839,915
1997
4,912
4,348
825,654
1996
5,184
4,363
809,159
1995
5,075
4,297
790,731
1994
4,799
4,303
775,349
1993
4,684
4,270
761,703
1992
4,355
4,261
748,687
1991
4,485
4,229
733,026
1990
4,582
4,217
717,466
1989
4,493
4,193
701,781
1988
4,537
4,145
687,200
1987
4,512
4,096
675,702
1986
5,481
4,055
666,199
1985
4,308
4,009
651,954
1984
5,070
3,949
638,929
1983
4,434
3,907
623,563
1982
4,541
3,826
606,310
1981
4,480
3,769
588,536
1980
4,266
3,730
571,141
1979
4,388
3,672
553,089
1978
4,016
3,591
535,705
1977
3,939
3,482
522,317
1976
3,207
3,446
509,792
1975
3,630
3,386
495,699
1974
3,606
3,333
479,799
1973
3,490
3,301
464,276
1972
3,422
3,278
449,188
1971
3,365
3,235
433,906
1970
3,341
3,218
420,419
1969
3,151
3,216
407,766
1968
3,443
3,202
396,097
1967
3,266
3,180
384,878
1966
2,315
3,163
374,433
1965
2,394
3,156
364,666
1964
2,829
3,326
370,688
1963
2,802
3,125
346,286
1962
---
3,261
335,765
1961
2,210
3,054
329,152
1960
2,563
3,032
317,852
1959
2,532
3,002
311,535
1958
2,252
2,956
301,826
1957
2,357
2,912
291,567
1956
2,167
2,880
283,140
1955
2,106
2,858
277,162
1954
1,628
2,845
270,079
1953
2,084
2,835
260,742
1952
1,482
2,776
253,889
1951
1,449
2,728
245,974
1950
1,752
2,712
237,168
1947
---
2,589
215,545
1946
---
---
208,030
1944
---
2,531
194,832
1942
---
2,491
186,478
1940
---
2,565
176,218
1937
---
2,362
156,205
1935
995
2,274
149,595
1933
---
2,277
135,766
1931
---
---
128,313
1929
915
2,250
119,843
1925
835
2,253
112,255
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).


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