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Westchester County, New York

Denominational Groups, 2000

18,313 54,673 5,068 469,670 102,907 272,828
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
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 21 6,294 6.8
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox 1 207 0.2
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 1 240 0.3
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox 1 760 0.8
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 1 210 0.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 23 4,035 4.4
Bahá'í Other Theology 3 319 0.4
Buddhism Other Theology 4 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 96 469,670 508.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 8 1,893 2.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 3 553 0.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 1 65 0.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 7 1,203 1.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 3 306 0.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 7 1,941 2.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 7 415 0.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 3 303 0.3
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 5 533 0.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 49 14,885 16.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 106 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 1 125 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 17 5,756 6.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 6 375 0.4
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 150 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 1,626 1.8
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 1 50 0.1
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 62 94,000 101.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 9 2,618 2.8
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox 1 375 0.4
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, American Diocese of the Orthodox 4 1,275 1.4
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 4 5,773 6.3
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 1 375 0.4
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 28 0.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 26 10,730 11.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 3 249 0.3
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 11 3,465 3.8
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 6 908 1.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 14 3,103 3.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 8 908 1.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 5 874 1.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 11 2,378 2.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 34 10,790 11.7
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 1 162 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 600 0.7
Zoroastrian Other Theology 2 n.a. n.a.
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 479 650,631  
Total (Adjusted)**:   803,465  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 874,866; in 2000 it was 923,459. The total population changed 5.6%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (650,631) include 70.5% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (803,465) include 87.0% 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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