Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

 Religious Groups > Methodist/Pietist Family >
Search Religious Groups:

Snapshot (Source: Religious Congregations & Membership Data)

  2000 2010 Growth/Decline
Congregations n.a. 1,462 --
Adherents n.a. 290,601 --

Trends -- Click on a point to see data

(Source: National Council of Churches' Yearbooks)

Membership Data [Download .csv Data]

Year Clergy Congregations Members
1961 1,914 2,523 444,493
1965 2,259 2,598 466,718
1981 2,877 2,883 786,707
1983 2,650 2,340 718,922
1999 2,378 3,069 784,114
2001 3,375 3,250 850,000
2002 3,407 3,300 850,000
2005 3,424 3,320 850,000
2006 3,548 3,500 850,000



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.


Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. The National Council of Churches' data collection was discontinued after the 2012 Yearbook was published, and has been resumed by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). The tables and graphs will be updated when the new collection is available. See the Yearbook of Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]

Bookmark and Share