Monday, July 25, 2011

Table of Congregational Growth in the United States from 2000 to mid-2011

*figures are estimates

The LDS Church in the United States has experienced some of the most steady congregational growth trends in the world over the past decade as the number of congregations generally increases between 100 and 250.  The most rapid congregational growth in the 2000s occurred in the mid-2000s when the Church organized hundreds of new young single adult (YSA) units nationwide.  Congregational growth slowed in the late 2000s as membership growth rates slowed and fewer new YSA units were organized.  As of mid-2011 there has been virtually no increase in the number of LDS congregations in the United States since the beginning of 2011 due to the consolidation of likely around 50-75 YSA units in Utah and Idaho.  Excluding the number of YSA units consolidated this year, the LDS Church in the United States may increase by as many as 150 congregations in 2011.

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