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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
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +76 +292,603 1336.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +5 +267 524.0%
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant +1 +1,011 506.0%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 +303 264.0%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +6 +2,615 216.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +737 109.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +9 +852 109.0%
Catholic Church Catholic +3 +269,465 91.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +1 +468 88.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +3 +199 85.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +18 +2,654 79.0%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +2 +235 66.0%
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant -1 +116 39.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +1,094 21.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 0 +357 20.0%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant +5 +2,911 11.0%
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 0 +100 8.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant -2 +60 6.0%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant -1 -1 -1.0%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -2 -1,127 -10.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant +3 -539 -12.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +5 -3,117 -12.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +2 -935 -16.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -2 -2,452 -16.0%
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox +1 -157 -18.0%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant -47 -5,556 -31.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -3 -488 -37.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +1 -711 -49.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant -2 -2,336 -60.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 0 -496 -81.0%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant -3 -1,360 -94.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +11 +5,403 n.a.
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +2 +154 n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox +1 +500 n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox +3 +421 n.a.
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +4 +1,635 n.a.
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox +2 +416 n.a.
  Totals: 103 +565,301 +125.1%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 1,428,285; in 2000 it was 1,537,195. The total population changed 3.3%. The adherent totals for 1980 (535,346) represent 37.5% of the 1980 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 1980 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 37 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 37 groups had 451,795 adherents in 1980 and 1,017,096 adherents in 2000, for a change of 125.1%

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 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and include statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. Bernard Quinn, Herman Anderson, Martin Bradley, Paul Goetting and Peggy Shriver supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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