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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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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents % Change
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant -1 -82 -41.2%
Catholic Church Catholic 0 +1,276 16.9%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +43 53.8%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 0 -25 -43.1%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 0 n.a. n.a.
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 0 +22 31.9%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 -35 -5.2%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 -191 -36.7%
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant +2 +54 36.0%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -1 -305 -26.7%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 -147 -27.2%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 0 -104 n.a.
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 0 -362 -22.1%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +28 30.4%
  Totals: 0 +172 +1.3%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 33,683; in 2000 it was 33,342. The total population changed -1.0%. The adherent totals for 1990 (13,083) represent 38.8% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (13,408) include 40.2% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1990 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 13 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 13 groups had 12,811 adherents in 1990 and 12,983 adherents in 2000, for a change of 1.3%

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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