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

(Source: National Council of Churches' Yearbooks)




Change Over Time

  Clergy Congregations Members
1946-2009
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+1,631,265
(+187.8%)

African Methodist Episcopal Church Trend Data
(1925-2009)
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Year Clergy Congregations Members
2009
6,000
4,100
2,500,000
1999
14,428
4,174
2,500,000
1991
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8,000
3,500,000
1981
6,550
6,200
2,210,000
1980
6,170
6,000
2,050,000
1979
3,938
3,050
1,970,000
1978
3,870
3,000
1,950,000
1951
7,089
5,878
1,166,301
1950
7,173
5,878
1,166,301
1946
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868,735
1942
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7,265
868,735
1939
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7,115
650,000
1935
6,500
7,115
650,000
1933
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7,115
650,000
1931
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581,750
1929
7,315
7,390
781,692
1925
7,031
7,241
698,029
Data Sources

African Methodist 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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