The Data Services department regularly updates the following reports using our annual local church statistics collected from over 30,000 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.

2016 Top 100 Churches in Size and Membership (Rev. Dec, 2017)

2016 Membership by Ethnicity and Gender (Rev. Dec, 2017)

2016 Membership and Attendance by Conference - Jurisdictional Conferences (Rev. Dec, 2017)

2015 Membership and Attendance by Conference - Central Conferences

2016 Distribution Tables (Rev. Dec, 2017)

2016 Stats Summary with 2015 Comparison (Rev. Dec, 2017)

The tables used to collect local church statistics change every four years. Here is a helpful tool to compare the forms from the 2013-2016 compared to 2017-2020 quadrennium. 

GCFA is proud to provide this resource for the statistics of The United Methodist Church: UMData.

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