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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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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents % Change
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant +1 +320 32.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 0 -145 -18.0%
Catholic Church Catholic -3 -2,951 -4.0%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 0 +63 24.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -1 +19 23.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant -2 -3,722 -39.0%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +97 23.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 -98 -4.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +1 +107 175.0%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +1 +43 n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +1 +1,691 435.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +1 +598 115.0%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 0 -232 -38.0%
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox +3 +242 n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 0 -82 -53.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +16 26.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +2 +497 n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +2 +130 n.a.
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant +2 +1,869 18.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -1 +92 2.0%
  Totals: +9 -1,446 -1.5%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 156,769; in 2000 it was 182,193. The total population changed 4.7%. The adherent totals for 1980 (98,432) represent 62.8% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (97,389) include 53.5% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1980 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 20 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 20 groups had 98,151 adherents in 1980 and 96,705 adherents in 2000, for a change of -1.5%

Sources

The 2000 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and includes statistics for 149 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Dale E. Jones, Sherri Doty, Clifford Grammich, James E. Horsch, Richard Houseal, Mac Lynn, John P. Marcum, Kenneth M. Sanchagrin and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Religious Congregations & Membership in the United States, 2000, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

The 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and include statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. Bernard Quinn, Herman Anderson, Martin Bradley, Paul Goetting and Peggy Shriver supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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