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Seneca County, New York

Denominational Groups, 2000

1,429 3,151   8,815 13 19,934
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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Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 1 182 5.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 3 199 5.9
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 90 2.7
Catholic Church Catholic 4 7,539 223.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 80 2.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 1 58 1.7
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 1 69 2.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 4 678 20.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 2 520 15.4
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 1 150 4.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 8 1,144 34.0
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 2 541 16.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 1 104 3.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 5 1,637 48.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 92 2.7
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 37 13,083  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 33,683. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (13,083) include 38.8% of the total population in 1990.


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.

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