Membership Statistics

Membership counts have been taken at different times during the year. Figures for 1885 to 1964 are from each year's printed list of members. Figures from 1965 to 1974 are from a count of the membership in the spring of each year. Figures for 1975 to the present are the final counts from the end of the membership year.

 Year

Membership

 2015

24,751 (Geographic Distribution)

 2014

26,220 (Geographic Distribution)

 2013

27,736 (Geographic Distribution)

 2012

28,563 (Geographic Distribution)

 2011

28,931 (Geographic Distribution)

 2010

30,449 (Geographic Distribution)

 2009

30,580

 2008

30,809

 2007

29,621

 2006

29,757

 2005

30,149

 2004

30,271

 2003

29,325

 2002

29,572

 2001

30,041

 2000

29,897

 1999

30,692

 1998

31,208

 1997

30,710

 1996

31,568

 1995

31,864

 1994

31,864

 1993

31,802

 1992

32,157

 1991

30,626

 1990

29,250

 1989

27,267

 1988

25,759

 1987

24,744

 1986

23,295

 1985

23,295

 1984

23,700

 1983

24,023

 1982

23,944

 1981

24,101

 1980

24,423

 1979

25,902

 1978

25,563

 1977

25,805

 1976

25,567

 1975

26,322

 1974

30,530

 1973

30,247

 1972

30,158

 1971

30,095

 1970

31,356

 1969

30,079

 1968

29,568

 1967

26,148

 1966

24,125

 1965

22,100

 1964

19,172

 1963

16,490

 1962

14,122

 1961

13,300

 1960

11,800

 1959

10,628

 1958

9,862

 1957

8,990

 1956

9,239

 1955

8,453

 1954

7,352

 1953

7,402

 1952

7,040

 1951

6,932

 1950

6,515

 1949

6,191

 1948

6,281

 1947

5,541

 1946

4,991

 1945

4,173

 1944

3,866

 1943

3,703

 1942

3,954

 1941

4,309

 1940

4,460

 1939

4,374

 1938

4,598

 1937

4,373

 1936

4,120

 1935

3,910

 1934

3,764

 1933

3,796

 1932

4,132

 1931

4,267

 1930

4,055

 1929

3,595

 1928

3,626

 1927

3,646

 1926

3,578

 1925

2,948

 1924

2,948

 1923

2,452

 1922

2,095

 1921

1,871

 1920

1,631

 1919

1,490

 1918

1,472

 1917

1,473

 1916

1,409

 1915

1,304

 1914

1,232

 1913

1,183

 1912

1,160

 1911

1,047

 1910

997

 1909

950

 1908

871

 1907

871

 1906

848

 1905

775

 1904

708

 1903

650

 1902

638

 1901

599

 1900

551

 1899

538

 1898

509

 1897

502

 1896

462

 1895

432

 1894

405

 1893

392

 1892

367

 1891

363

 1890

321

 1889

280

 1888

*

 1887

269

 1886

234

 1885

184

 1884

126

 1883

*

* No membership count available for this year.