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By The Numbers Currently, there are 12,854 congregations of the Church of Christ in the United States of America. Within those 12,854 congregations, there are 1,259,136 members of the church. This averages out to about 98 members per congregations in the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia. There’s an average of 24,689 members per state (including DC) and an average of 252 congregations per state. Across the country, there are 10 states that have fewer than 1000 members: 

Delaware - 935 Members

South Dakota - 906 Members

Maine - 836 Members

New Hampshire - 829 Members

Utah - 815 Members

Hawaii - 747 Members

Vermont - 560 Members

District of Columbia - 481 Members

Rhode Island - 400 Members

North Dakota - 361 Members


Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

887 Congregations

25 Congregations

125 Congregations

746 Congregations

681 Congregations

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

146 Congregations

25 Congregations

13 Congregations

509 Congregations

422 Congregations

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

16 Congregations

42 Congregations

286 Congregations

343 Congregations

74 Congregations

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

165 Congregations

619 Congregations

231 Congregations

25 Congregations

50 Congregations

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

27 Congregations

198 Congregations

40 Congregations

374 Congregations

441 Congregations

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

43 Congregations

49 Congregations

29 Congregations

15 Congregations

43 Congregations

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

161 Congregations

104 Congregations

195 Congregations

7 Congregations

418 Congregations

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

593 Congregations

110 Congregations

137 Congregations

7 Congregations

126 Congregations

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

23 Congregations

1448 Congregations

2114 Congregations

19 Congregations

11 Congregations

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

162 Congregations

137 Congregations

292 Congregations

66 Congregations

32 Congregations


The states of the Midwest region of the United States (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin) represent 13.532% of the total membership of the churches of Christ, an actual number of 70,387 members out of 1,259,136 total members in entire country. Within the region, there are 6 congregations with fewer than 100 members:

Iowa - 74 Congregations

Minnesota - 40 Congregations

Nebraska - 49 Congregations

North Dakota - 7 Congregations

South Dakota - 23 Congregations

Wisconsin - 66 Congregations

Of the 2,110 Congregations in the Midwest region of the United States, Five states (Ohio - 418 congregations, Missouri - 441 congregations, Michigan - 198 Congregations, Indiana - 343 congregations, and Illinois - 286 congregations) account for nearly 80% [79.905%] of the congregations with a real number of 1,686 congregations out of the 2,110 for the region. In terms of total membership, a number totaling 170,387 members, those same five states, (Ohio - 35,447 members, Missouri - 34,332 members, Michigan - 22,925 members, Indiana - 27,333 members, and Illinois - 22,128 members) account for 83.437% of the total membership across the region [142,165 // 170,387]. In terms of overall reach, the churches of Christ in the Midwest region of the United States account for 0.259% of the total population [170,387 // 65,729,852 ].


The states of the Northeast region of the United States (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont) represent 2.070% of the total membership of the churches of Christ, an actual number of 22,066 members out of 1,259,136 total members in entire country. Of the 9 states in the region, only two have more than 100 congregations (New York, Pennsylvania) with the rest each having less than 50 congregations each: 

Connecticut - 25 Congregations

Maine - 25 Congregations

Massachusetts - 27 Congregations

New Hampshire - 15 Congregations

New Jersey - 43 Congregations

Rhode Island - 7 Congregations

Vermont - 11 Congregations

The 394 Congregations in the Northeast region represent 3.065% of the total amount of congregations in the country. Of the 394 Congregations in the Midwest region of the United States, Two states (New York - 104 congregations & Pennsylvania - 137 congregations) account for 61.168% of the congregations with a real number of 241 congregations out of the 394 for the region. In terms of total membership, a number totaling 26,066 members, those same two states, (New York - 8,282 members and Pennsylvania - 7,827 members) account for 61.801% of the total membership across the region [16,109 // 26,066]. In terms of overall reach, the churches of Christ in the Midwest region of the United States account for 0.048 of the total population In that region [26,066 members // 54,571,147 total population].


The states in the southern region of the United States (Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia) represent 74.156% of the total membership of all the churches of Christ in the United States of America [933,756 // 1,259,136]. Of the 17 States (including District of Columbia) only 3 have fewer than 100 congregations:

Delaware - 13 congregations

District of Columbia - 3 Congregations

Maryland - 50 Congregations

Of the 8,784 Congregations in the Southern region of the United States, Four states (Texas - 2,114 congregations, Tennessee - 1,448 congregations, Alabama - 887 congregations, and Arkansas - 746 congregations) account for nearly 60% [59.142%] of the congregations [5,195 // 8,784]. In terms of total membership, a number totaling 933,756 members, those same four states, (Texas 281,667 members, Tennessee - 168,810 members, Alabama - 91,440 members, and Arkansas 68,531 members) account for 65.376% of the total membership across the region [610,448 // 933,756].


The states in the Western region of the United States (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming) represent 10.239% of the total membership of all the churches of Christ in the United States of America [128,927 // 1,259,136]. Of the 13 States in the western United States, 7 have fewer than 100 congregations:

Hawaii - 16 Congregations

Utah - 19 Congregations

Alaska - 25 Congregations

Nevada - 29 Congregations

Wyoming - 32 Congregations

Idaho - 42 Congregations

Montana - 43 Congregations

Of the 1,566 Congregations in the Western region of the United States, the state of California account for nearly 44% [43.487%] of the congregations [681 // 1,566]. In terms of total membership, a number totaling 128,927 members, California accounts for 47.739% of the total membership across the region [61,549 // 128,927].


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A short version of the Report on the Churches of Christ in the United States

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