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Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Denominational Groups, 2000

28,188 83,743 29,392 793,922 143,046 387,105
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 56 10,811 7.4
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 2 978 0.7
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 1 2,100 1.4
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 4 10,710 7.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 23 4,670 3.2
Bahá'í Other Theology 11 793 0.5
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 3 142 0.1
Buddhism Other Theology 24 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 136 793,922 541.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 3 237 0.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 231 0.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 88 0.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 11 914 0.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 16 6,418 4.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 17 1,945 1.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 5 497 0.3
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 65 0.0
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 174 0.1
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 3 662 0.5
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 8 865 0.6
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 5 670 0.5
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 20 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 54 21,262 14.5
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 4 485 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 5 670 0.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 15 5,622 3.8
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 4 209 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 12 14,553 9.9
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox 1 340 0.2
Hindu Other Theology 8 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 4 1,595 1.1
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 4,000 2.7
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 2 175 0.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 2 766 0.5
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 10 0.0
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 51 113,700 77.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 2 1,118 0.8
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, American Diocese of the Orthodox 1 175 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 2 135 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 7 12,846 8.8
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox 1 200 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 1 336 0.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 8 1,704 1.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 5 510 0.4
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant 2 121 0.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 104 0.1
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 5 1,834 1.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 14 2,150 1.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 19 3,375 2.3
Tao Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 33 9,289 6.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 79 24,451 16.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 49 18,152 12.4
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 5 1,492 1.0
Zoroastrian Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 736 1,078,291  
Total (Adjusted)**:   1,220,871  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 1,398,468; in 2000 it was 1,465,396. The total population changed 4.8%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,078,291) include 73.6% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (1,220,871) include 83.3% 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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