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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
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 19 80,018 53.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 43 29,827 20.1
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox 2 389 0.3
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 1 10,000 6.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 39 16,288 11.0
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 131 0.1
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 61,914 41.6
Catholic Church Catholic 101 564,969 379.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 8 1,050 0.7
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 2 102 0.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 7 869 0.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 7 167 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 80 0.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 10 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 4 478 0.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 7 885 0.6
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 2 127 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 4 1,995 1.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 4 194 0.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 10 4,175 2.8
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 45 23,627 15.9
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant 1 749 0.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 20 5,248 3.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 1 100 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 2 388 0.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 11 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 4,200 2.8
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 1,325 0.9
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 188 274,300 184.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 4 1,434 1.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 4 144 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 2 1,309 0.9
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 4 n.a. n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 28 11,042 7.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 162 0.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 6 11,447 7.7
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant 1 114 0.1
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 4 475 0.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 18 6,382 4.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 9 1,296 0.9
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 1 600 0.4
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 3 2,014 1.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 11 3,774 2.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 24 13,982 9.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 46 0.0
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 669 1,137,816  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 1,487,536. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,137,816) include 76.5% of the total population in 1990.

Source

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.