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Greene County, New York

Denominational Groups, 2000

1,049 5,952 333 9,418 319 31,124
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
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 2 106 2.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 1 41 0.9
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 436 9.8
Catholic Church Catholic 19 6,568 146.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 1 74 1.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 6 577 12.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 2 495 11.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 1 77 1.7
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 225 5.0
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 2 821 18.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 389 8.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 3 144 3.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 8 1,690 37.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 2 189 4.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 22 3,310 74.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 197 4.4
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 73 15,339  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 44,739. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (15,339) include 34.3% 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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