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

(Source: National Council of Churches' Yearbooks)




Change Over Time

  Clergy Congregations Members
2000-2010
---
-570
(-7.7%)
-381,420
(-16.4%)
1986-2010
---
-260
(-3.7%)
-552,600
(-22.1%)
1925-2010
---
-1,039
(-13.3%)
+786,996
(+67.6%)

Episcopal Church Trend Data
(1925-2010)
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Year Clergy Congregations Members
2010
---
6,794
1,951,907
2009
15,404
6,895
2,006,343
2008
---
6,964
2,057,292
2007
15,170
7,055
2,116,749
2006
15,051
7,095
2,154,572
2004
15,870
7,200
2,247,819
2003
15,872
7,220
2,284,233
2002
16,493
7,305
2,320,221
2001
16,388
7,344
2,333,628
2000
16,712
7,364
2,333,327
1999
14,428
7,359
2,300,461
1996
14,925
7,390
2,364,559
1995
15,073
7,415
2,536,550
1993
15,000
7,388
2,504,682
1991
14,878
7,367
2,471,880
1990
14,878
7,354
2,446,050
1989
14,831
7,372
2,433,413
1988
14,694
7,360
2,455,422
1987
14,355
7,387
2,462,300
1986
14,111
7,054
2,504,507
1985
13,940
7,274
2,739,422
1984
13,648
7,379
2,775,424
1983
13,342
7,387
2,794,690
1982
12,974
7,095
2,794,139
1981
12,908
7,234
2,767,440
1980
12,672
7,215
2,786,004
1979
12,600
7,022
2,841,350
1978
12,310
7,009
2,815,359
1977
12,302
7,054
2,818,830
1976
12,240
7,116
2,882,064
1975
12,186
7,192
2,857,513
1974
11,573
7,087
2,907,293
1973
11,507
6,768
2,917,165
1972
11,566
6,891
3,062,734
1971
11,108
7,116
3,217,365
1970
11,355
7,069
3,285,826
1969
11,041
7,112
3,330,272
1968
11,010
7,137
3,373,890
1967
10,639
7,180
3,420,297
1966
10,719
7,562
3,429,153
1964
10,213
7,202
3,410,657
1963
9,445
7,547
3,340,759
1962
9,615
7,248
3,336,728
1961
9,385
7,096
3,317,870
1960
8,938
7,155
3,269,325
1959
8,708
7,657
3,444,265
1958
8,430
7,011
3,126,662
1957
7,874
6,842
2,965,137
1956
7,484
6,708
2,852,965
1954
7,193
7,271
2,757,944
1953
6,970
7,170
2,660,699
1952
6,961
7,215
2,550,831
1951
6,740
7,185
2,482,887
1950
6,473
7,116
2,417,464
1949
6,654
7,784
2,540,548
1947
---
6,985
2,160,207
1946
---
---
2,155,514
1944
---
7,894
2,227,524
1942
---
7,685
2,074,178
1939
---
7,074
1,996,434
1937
---
7,364
1,942,322
1935
5,939
7,529
1,897,136
1933
---
7,424
1,876,390
1931
---
---
1,261,158
1929
5,927
7,692
1,237,695
1925
5,771
7,833
1,164,911
Data Sources

Episcopal 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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