Community Profile Builder

This guide has been designed to assist church and community leaders in accessing free online information about their communities. The profile builder will assist you in building a profile of the social, educational, economic, and religious characteristics of the community that is served by your church or organization.

The Community Profile Builder is intended for public use and is free of charge to download or redistribute. When using or revising the profile builder, however, please credit both authors (Heather S. Kindell and Edward C. Polson) and the Association of Religion Data Archives (

Click on a link below to open or download the Community Profile Builder.

Important Note: The ARDA staff recommend that you download the pdf version of the profile builder, and that you work with an online rather than a printed version. If you prefer to use the Word version, you must press and hold the “ctrl” button before clicking on website links.