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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 % Change
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -2 -1,216 -4.1%
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox 0 +27 6.9%
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 0 -8,600 -86.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +4 -10,269 -63.0%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 +287 219.1%
Catholic Church Catholic +9 -464 -0.1%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant -1 +361 34.4%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -3 -46 -5.3%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -1 +151 90.4%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant -2 -383 -80.1%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +1 +95 10.7%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 0 +27 21.3%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +6 +1,830 91.7%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +1 +238 122.7%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -3 -3,176 -76.1%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +2 n.a. n.a.
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +2 +115 0.5%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant -2 -523 -10.0%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 0 +37 37.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 0 -273 -70.4%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology -86 +40,200 14.7%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 +154 10.7%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 0 +8 5.6%
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 0 -98 -7.5%
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox -1 n.a. n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant +2 -327 -3.0%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +3 +1,473 909.3%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant +3 +992 8.7%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +276 58.1%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant -3 -43 -0.7%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +6 +338 26.1%
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox +2 n.a. n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 0 +118 5.9%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant +2 +330 8.7%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -3 -1,082 -7.7%
  Totals: -62 +20,557 +2.1%

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 adherent totals for 1990 (1,137,816) represent 76.5% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (1,075,375) include 70.0% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1990 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 32 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 32 groups had 988,668 adherents in 1990 and 1,009,225 adherents in 2000, for a change of 2.1%

Sources

The 2000 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and includes statistics for 149 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Dale E. Jones, Sherri Doty, Clifford Grammich, James E. Horsch, Richard Houseal, Mac Lynn, John P. Marcum, Kenneth M. Sanchagrin and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Religious Congregations & Membership in the United States, 2000, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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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