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Orange County, Florida

Denominational Groups, 2000

156,134 64,591 1,860 118,737 19,490 535,532
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 Association, The Evangelical Protestant 11 1,407 1.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 7 850 1.0
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 1 320 0.4
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 1 280 0.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 30 22,332 24.9
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 69 0.1
Bahá'í Other Theology 3 364 0.4
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 5 412 0.5
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 2 105 0.1
Buddhism Other Theology 3 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 19 118,737 132.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 14 1,401 1.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 7 2,122 2.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 12 3,442 3.8
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 180 0.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 5 913 1.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 24 6,201 6.9
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 11 531 0.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 12 5,491 6.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 3 253 0.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 25 5,146 5.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 19 3,317 3.7
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 188 0.2
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 100 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 15 8,905 9.9
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 314 0.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 1 125 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 9 4,945 5.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 2 112 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 30 0.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 1,185 1.3
Hindu Other Theology 6 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 5 2,840 3.2
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 5 1,285 1.4
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 5 528 0.6
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 1,473 1.6
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 250 0.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 8 5,895 6.6
Jain Other Theology 3 n.a. n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 9 11,000 12.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 8 4,650 5.2
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, American Diocese of the Orthodox 1 75 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 1 155 0.2
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 3 2,191 2.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 4 412 0.5
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant 2 561 0.6
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 234 0.3
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1 28 0.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 20 14,768 16.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 8 3,517 3.9
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 2 337 0.4
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 3 860 1.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 29 12,119 13.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 68 73,874 82.4
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 2 444 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 5 1,959 2.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 43 29,850 33.3
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 575 0.6
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 1 374 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 165 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 616 0.7
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 504 360,812  
Total (Adjusted)**:   460,321  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 677,491; in 2000 it was 896,344. The total population changed 32.3%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (360,812) include 40.3% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (460,321) include 51.4% 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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