The Orthodox Presbyterian Church
U.S. Membership Data
The following tables and charts provide U.S. membership data for The Orthodox Presbyterian Church available on the ARDA.
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The Orthodox Presbyterian Church Members*

Year Members
2009 29,421
2008 29,095
2007 28,780
2006 28,486
2005 27,540
2003 27,582
2002 26,448
2001 26,090
2000 26,008
1999 25,302

* Presented are the last 10 years of membership data we have available (1999 - 2010). From 1999 to 2010 The Orthodox Presbyterian Church grew by 4,540 members, an increase of approximately 17.9%.

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Top Five Counties by Membership (2010)

  Members Members
(per 1,000)
Kent County, MI
1,354
2.25
Sheboygan County, WI
927
8.03
Howard County, MD
716
2.49
Los Angeles County, CA
632
0.06
Ottawa County, MI
515
1.95

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More Membership Resources

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View maps of individual states with data from 1980-2010
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View a sortable, ranked list of all metro areas
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Membership by State (2010)*

* This map displays the number of people per 1,000 that are members of The Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Hover the mouse over states to see values.

Darker colors = higher rates. For example, in Maine, 0.44 out of every 1,000 people are The Orthodox Presbyterian 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
3,108
0.08
Pennsylvania
3,056
0.24
Michigan
2,462
0.25
Wisconsin
2,042
0.36
New Jersey
2,009
0.23

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Top Five Metro Areas by Membership (2010)

  Members Members
(per 1,000)
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,223
0.37
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,869
1.89
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,176
0.21
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
990
0.10
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
972
0.08

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Data Sources

The Orthodox Presbyterian 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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