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Hartford County, Connecticut

Denominational Groups, 2000

24,659 94,278 6,755 329,076 37,548 364,867
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 29 13,304 15.5
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox 1 516 0.6
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 1 420 0.5
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 2 640 0.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 16 3,694 4.3
Bahá'í Other Theology 6 299 0.4
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 6 2,242 2.6
Buddhism Other Theology 3 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 97 329,076 383.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 4 437 0.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 1 56 0.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 124 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 2 576 0.7
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 1 80 0.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 11 2,147 2.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 1 102 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 7 2,194 2.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 6 696 0.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 7 683 0.8
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 68 0.1
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 1 115 0.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 85 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 342 0.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 39 15,382 17.9
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 5 1,595 1.9
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 3 355 0.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 24 12,696 14.8
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 53 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 219 0.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 4 3,096 3.6
Hindu Other Theology 2 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 4 1,940 2.3
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 301 0.4
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 40 0.1
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 25 30,000 35.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 8 3,750 4.4
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 4 3,364 3.9
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 4 1,433 1.7
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 2 562 0.7
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1 80 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 5 1,318 1.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 94 0.1
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox 2 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 9 1,352 1.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 9 2,221 2.6
Sikh Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 9 1,056 1.2
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 2 1,521 1.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 5 1,691 2.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 55 36,249 42.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 32 13,595 15.9
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 37 0.0
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 1 50 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 205 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 165 0.2
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 473 492,316  
Total (Adjusted)**:   594,521  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 851,783; in 2000 it was 857,183. The total population changed 0.6%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (492,316) include 57.4% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (594,521) include 69.4% of the population.

Source

*The “Unadjusted Totals” come from the 1990 and 2000 data collected by representatives of the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). While quite comprehensive, this data excludes most of the historically African-American denominations and some other major groups. As a result, these numbers will be an underestimate of the total adherence rate, particularly in areas with a large African-American population. The 2000 data included 149 religious groups and the final results are published in Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Copyright © 2002, All rights reserved. The 1990 data included 132 groups and the final results are published in Churches and Church Membership in the United States 1990 Copyright © 1990, All rights reserved. Published by Glenmary Research Center, 1312 Fifth Ave., North, Nashville, TN 37208. www.glenmary.org [More information on the data collection]

**The “Adjusted Totals” include all adherents in the denominations counted by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and estimates adherent totals for the historically African-American denominations and other religious groups not listed in the ASARB totals. An article by Roger Finke and Christopher P. Scheitle (2005) reviews how these estimates were computed.

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2000 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of approximately 8 (8.1) in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County are Episcopalian.

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