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New York County, New York

Denominational Groups, 2000

32,144 99,916 19,705 564,505 359,105 461,820
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
Catholic Church Catholic 107 295,040 206.6
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 56 17,995 12.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 42 26,859 18.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 36 25,700 18.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 32 11,842 8.3
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 26 21,897 15.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 25 3,365 2.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 23 15,352 10.8
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 19 80,018 56.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 16 5,660 4.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 14 5,245 3.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 10 920 0.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 10 4,643 3.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 7 1,311 0.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 6 3,924 2.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 6 674 0.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 6 531 0.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 6 782 0.6
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 5 1,462 1.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 5 1,455 1.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 4 1,210 0.9
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 3 1,775 1.2
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 2 300 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 2 138 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 2 611 0.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 2 233 0.2
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 2 355 0.3
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 2 850 0.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 51 0.0
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant 1 2,720 1.9
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 1 1,300 0.9
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 79 0.1
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 1 566 0.4
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 115 0.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 50 0.0
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 1 200 0.1
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant 1 118 0.1
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 485 535,346  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 1,428,285. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (535,346) include 37.5% of the total population in 1980.

Source

The 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and includes statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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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