Historical Committee


United States Statistics
Worldwide Statistics


GC and MC Membership Statistices in the United States of America, 1860-2003

 Year

 Mennonite Church (MC) in U.S.A.

 General Conference Mennonite Church (GC) in U.S.A.

 Total Mennonites (including other groups) in U.S.A.

 Source
 1860    825   GC Factbook of Congregational Membership, 1971
1872     1,515    GC Factbook of Congregational Membership, 1971
1881   3,300    GC Factbook of Congregational Membership, 1971
1891  17,078 5,670  41,541 Statistics of Churches, 1891 [USA Census]
1906 18,674 11,661 54,798 Mennonite Bodies, 1926 [USA Census]
1916 34,965 15,407 79,363 Mennonite Bodies, 1926 [USA Census]
1926 34,039 21,582 87,164 Mennonite Bodies, 1926 [USA Census]
1936 46,301 26,535 114,337 Mennonite Bodies, 1936 [USA Census]
1946 52,596 31,266 132,685 Mennonite Yearbook and Directory, 1947
1956 70,153 35,764 155,931  Mennonite Yearbook and Directory, 1957
1966 81,175 36,114 172,010 Mennonite Yearbook and Directory, 1967
1976 96,092 35,673 215,285  Mennonite Yearbook and Directory, 1977
1986 91,159 36,318 226,126 Mennonite Yearbook and Directory, 1987
1994 86,671 34,040 285,476 Mennonite Yearbook and Directory, 1997

 

 Year

Mennonite Church U.S.A.

 Total Mennonites (including other groups) in U.S.A.

 Source
1998 132,966   Mennonite Directory, 1999
2000 120,381  319,768 Mennonite Directory, 2001 and Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Directory 2000
2003 113,972 Mennonite Church USA 2003 Directory

 

 

Worldwide Mennonite Statistics 1978-2003

 Year

Africa

 Asia and Pacific

 Carribean, Central and South America

 Europe

North America
 Total

 Source
1978 85,900 74,300 44,300 96,100 313,3000  613,600 Mennonite World Handbook, 1990
1984 107,300 113,600  75,300  92,700  340,000 728,900 Mennonite World Handbook, 1990
 1990  176,500  147,600  83,400  68,600  380,500 856,600  Mennonite World Han