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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 110 564,505 367.2
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 102 314,500 204.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 47 23,742 15.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 43 6,019 3.9
Buddhism Other Theology 43 n.a. n.a.
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 41 28,611 18.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 30 10,715 7.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 21 12,900 8.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 18 4,725 3.1
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 16 37,078 24.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 15 1,634 1.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 15 6,339 4.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 13 4,104 2.7
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 11 5,403 3.5
Hindu Other Theology 10 n.a. n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 10 3,825 2.5
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 9 12,439 8.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 8 980 0.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 7 1,411 0.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 7 999 0.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 6 318 0.2
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 6 751 0.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 5 432 0.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 4 152 0.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 4 823 0.5
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 4 590 0.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 4 1,588 1.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 4 1,635 1.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox 3 n.a. n.a.
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 3 693 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 3 2,132 1.4
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 3 421 0.3
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 3 6,272 4.1
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 2 1,211 0.8
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 2 115 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 2 154 0.1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 74 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 2 95 0.1
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox 2 416 0.3
Sikh Other Theology 2 n.a. n.a.
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 1 144 0.1
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 416 0.3
Bulgarian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox 1 600 0.4
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 418 0.3
Bahá'í Other Theology 1 1,570 1.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 160 0.1
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 1 1,400 0.9
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 1 50 0.0
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 1 500 0.3
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 1 4,000 2.6
Jain Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 1 40 0.0
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 115 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 7,868 5.1
Zoroastrian Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 99 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 29 0.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 28 0.0
Tao Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 1 137 0.1
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 665 1,075,375  
Total (Adjusted)**:   1,374,628  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 1,487,536; in 2000 it was 1,537,195. The total population changed 3.3%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,075,375) include 70.0% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (1,374,628) include 89.4% of the population.

Source

*The “Unadjusted Totals” come from the 1990 and 2000 data collected by representatives of the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). While quite comprehensive, this data excludes most of the historically African-American denominations and some other major groups. As a result, these numbers will be an underestimate of the total adherence rate, particularly in areas with a large African-American population. The 2000 data included 149 religious groups and the final results are published in Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Copyright © 2002, All rights reserved. The 1990 data included 132 groups and the final results are published in Churches and Church Membership in the United States 1990 Copyright © 1990, All rights reserved. Published by Glenmary Research Center, 1312 Fifth Ave., North, Nashville, TN 37208. www.glenmary.org [More information on the data collection]

**The “Adjusted Totals” include all adherents in the denominations counted by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and estimates adherent totals for the historically African-American denominations and other religious groups not listed in the ASARB totals. An article by Roger Finke and Christopher P. Scheitle (2005) reviews how these estimates were computed.

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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