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Statistical Resources

The Data Services department regularly updates the following reports using our annual local church statistics collected from over 32,000 churches in the United States. These often give an insight into trends in membership, especially regarding gender and ethnicity, as well as church size. These are a great place to start if you’re curious about the United Methodist Church.

2015 Top 100 Churches in Size and Membership

2015 Membership by Ethnicity and Gender

2015 Membership and Attendance by Conference - Jurisdictional Conferences

2015 Membership and Attendance by Conference - Central Conferences

2015 Church Counts by Ethnicity 

2015 Distribution Tables

The tables used to collect local church statistics change every four years. Here is a helpful tool to compare the forms from the 2009-2012 to 2013-2016 quadrennium. 

GCFA is proud to provide information on the website: UMData, a resource for statistics of The United Methodist Church.

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