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Presbyterian Church in America

Statistical Summary of Membership and Churches: 1973 - 2006

Categories
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001

2000

1999

1998

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

1992

1991

1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981

1980

1979

1978

1977

1976

1975

1974

1973

Categories

Presbyteries

76
76
74
70
67
64
64
63

60

58

58

57

56

56

56

54

54

50

49

47
44
43
43
40
38
37
36
25
24
22
22
21
21
21
19
16

Presbyteries

Churches

1,408
1,372
1,345
1,319
1,288
1,278
1,248
1227

1,215

1,206

1,184

1,171

1,163

1,142

1,122

1,114

1,086

1,044

1,055

998
957
951
924
888
853
835
805
519
487
460
440
428
405
393
346
260

Churches

Missions

285
294
294
275
265
287
268
271

243

199

220

185

175

172

155

142

140

169

128

120
126
91
99
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--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
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Missions

Ministers

3,595
3,541
3,430
3,331
3,287
3,310
3,181
3,082

2,980

2,873

2,815

2.692

2,573

2,503

2,419

2,333

2,239

2,198

2,096

1,971
1,978
1,809
1,722
1,657
1,575
1,466
1,431
796
728
668
584
536
457
397
313
196

Ministers

Candidates

287
375
359
421
599
432
589
543

639

560

575

499

546

465

412

395

359

333

266

255
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269
270
132
262
292
258
174
163
127
159
142
120
94
55
22

Candidates

Licentiates

83
109
85
102
148
107
178
157

166

166

163

1149

151

182

187

195

193

159

161

185
--
166
153
240
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--
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--
--
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--
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Licentiates

Adult Professions
of Faith

5,446
5,465
5,683
5,514
5,906
5,770
5,947
5,622

5,541

5,620

5,253

5,116

4,619

4,618

4,347

3,950

4,212

4,159

4,728

3.574
2,124
1,640
1,609
1,620
1,632
1,411
Combined
total:
4,228
Combined
total:
2,786
Combined
total:
2,399
Combined
total:
2,704
Combined
total:
1,946
Combined
total:
1,586
Combined
total:
1,468
Combined
total:
1,416

Combined
total:
1,380

Combined
total:
976

Adult Professions of Faith

Profession of Faith
by Covenant Children

4,889
4,736
4,933
4,749
5,072
4,729
4,759
n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

3,489

2,959

3,296

2,889

2,524

2.348
3,329
3,027
3,026
2,977
2,871
2,213

Profession of Faith
by Covenant Children

Communicants

267,991
271,495
267,028
261,749
261,675
256.224
252,196
247,556

244,030

236,361

230,331

224,855

218,276

211,347

205,142

199,432

195,352

189,737

183,968

172,519
170,344
165,525
159,105
151,570
143,813
137,478
130,072
91,060
80,211
77,008
73,665
66,461
62,100
60,134
55,206
41,232

Communicants

Non-communicants

69,266
70,546
68,415

66,046

65,220
60,866
56,440
56,146

59,146

59,821

56,760

55,834

57,050

57,413

53,324

48,786

44,969

41,835

38,757

43,525
38,832
30,241
30,133
27,165
25,087
18,952
19,946
12,362
10,780
9,824
8,430
7,438
6,893
7,211
6,264
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Non-communicants

Total Membership

340,852
345,582
338,873
331,126
330,182
320,400
311,817
306,784

303,176

299,055

287,091

283,381

277,899

271,263

260,885

250,551

242,560

233,770

224,821

218,015
211,154
197,575
190,960
180,392
170,455
157,896
151,449
104,218
91,719
86,832
82,095
73,899
68,993
67,345
61,470
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Total Membership

Family Units

135,539
140.287
136,609
134,503
135,373
130,617
130,368
127,152

124,287

124,528

120,017

116,719

104,882

104,195

100,025

98,621

96,592

93,537

89,616

83,415
78,857
69,645
74,787
69,121
61,915
51,188
55,457
27,626
33,673
32,589
30,106
27,452
26,678
24,915
21,596
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Family Units

Sunday School Attendance

110,652
111,911
113,843
111,032
120,933
115,108
116,609
116,402

119,166

121,325

117,573

117,177

116,921

113,210

111,088

114,816

112,671*

120,105

112,674

109,467
101,870
86,446
90.986
85,110
82,064
66,087
74,668
50,626
44,484
43,763
40,595
35,734
36,577
36,830
32,790
25,690

Sunday School Enrollment

Adult Baptisms

2,488
2,658
2,689
2,448
2,652
2,505
2,373
2,636

2,539

2,344

2,297

2,345

1,912

1,934

1,924

2,102

2,607

2,494

1,834

1,686
1,6114
1,251
1,370
1,310
1,171
1.0869
1,164
725
691
625
559
545
547
536
466
318

Adult Baptisms

Infant Baptisms

5,434
5,467
5,368
5,279
5,363
5,314
5,342
5,836

5,182

5,425

5,173

5,328

5,081

5,127

4,814

4,600

4,682

4,731

4,489

4,057
3,787
3,323
3,210
3,316
2,806
2,334
2,575
1,517
1,502
1,295
1,133
841
779
721
612
505

Infant Baptisms

Est. Morning Attendance
240.334
240,592
235,845
235. 413
228,575
224,906
224,906
226,175
221,492
220,051
211,559
206,385
201,423
193,491
188,411
179,495
176,415
169,030
169,030
160,089
142,211
137,957
116,118
111,453
106,592
80,606
91,265
n/a
n/a
59,539
[This category not delineated for these years]
Est. Morning Attendance

*Statistics prior to 1992 show enrollment.  Beginning with 1992, attendance is indicated.