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Delaware County, New York

Denominational Groups, 2000

3,513 9,493   7,747 202 27,100
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 1 50 1.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 8 1,011 21.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 5 638 13.5
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 2 95 2.0
Catholic Church Catholic 15 4,107 87.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 4 411 8.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 13 0.3
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 10 931 19.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 2 541 11.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 2 78 1.7
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 9 0.2
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 1 0 0.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 94 2.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 22 2,785 59.0
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 282 6.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 157 3.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 2 91 1.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 3 657 13.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 23 5,382 114.0
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 108 17,332  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 47,225. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (17,332) include 36.7% 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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