National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.
U.S. Membership Data
The following tables and charts provide U.S. membership data for National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc. available on the ARDA.
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National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc. Members*

Year Members
2004 5,000,000
1992 8,200,000
1991 7,800,000
1958 5,500,000
1954 4,557,416
1953 4,526,847
1952 4,467,779
1951 4,467,779
1950 4,445,605
1946 4,122,315

* Presented are the last 10 years of membership data we have available (1946 - 2010). From 1946 to 2010 National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc. grew by 1,075,197 members, an increase of approximately 26.1%.

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Top Five Counties by Membership (2010)

  Members Members
(per 1,000)
Shelby County, TN
76,893
82.89
Wayne County, MI
76,422
41.98
Cook County, IL
68,865
13.26
Jefferson County, AL
67,313
102.23
Fulton County, GA
60,012
65.19

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Membership by State (2010)*

* This map displays the number of people per 1,000 that are members of National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.. Hover the mouse over states to see values.

Darker colors = higher rates. For example, in Alabama, 36.65 out of every 1,000 people are National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc. 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)
Alabama
175,176
36.65
Georgia
172,982
17.86
Tennessee
125,748
19.81
Florida
122,811
6.53
Michigan
115,165
11.65

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Top Five Metro Areas by Membership (2010)

  Members Members
(per 1,000)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
100,352
5.13
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
91,407
9.66
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
90,144
17.05
Memphis, TN-MS-AR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
87,424
65.99
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
83,339
19.40

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Data Sources

National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc. 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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