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Litchfield County, Connecticut

Denominational Groups, 2000

3,720 27,181 242 63,630 2,616 84,804
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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Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic 28 63,630 349.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 35 12,425 68.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 22 5,928 32.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 13 4,816 26.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 5 2,124 11.7
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 3 2,080 11.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 5 1,337 7.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 4 1,116 6.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 3 680 3.7
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 3 524 2.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 2 497 2.7
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 438 2.4
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 4 383 2.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 1 329 1.8
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 3 242 1.3
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 3 168 0.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 1 132 0.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 2 130 0.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 102 0.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 2 78 0.4
Bahá'í Other Theology 0 77 0.4
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 73 0.4
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 1 43 0.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 37 0.2
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 145 97,389  
Total (Adjusted)**:   107,937  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 174,092; in 2000 it was 182,193. The total population changed 4.7%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (97,389) include 53.5% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (107,937) include 59.2% of the population.


*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. [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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