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Belknap County, New Hampshire

Denominational Groups, 2000

1,397 5,545 117 17,778 864 30,624
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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 4 237 4.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 11 2,239 45.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 1 131 2.7
Catholic Church Catholic 15 13,790 280.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 1 104 2.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 1 384 7.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 42 0.9
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 1 277 5.6
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 3 765 15.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 228 4.6
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 1 270 5.5
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 3 58 1.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 90 1.8
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 47 1.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 58 1.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 1 109 2.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 7 1,927 39.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 3 920 18.7
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 61 21,676  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 49,216. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (21,676) include 44.0% of the total population in 1990.


The 1990 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 132 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Martin B. Bradley, Norman M. Green, Jr., Dale E. Jones, Mac Lynn, and Lou McNeil supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1990, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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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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