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Multnomah County, Oregon

Denominational Groups, 2000

69,662 42,365 3,899 150,075 35,892 358,593
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 Association, The Evangelical Protestant 1 36 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 16 6,979 10.6
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 2 322 0.5
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 1 115 0.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 16 6,978 10.6
Bahá'í Other Theology 3 955 1.5
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 7 1,137 1.7
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 148 0.2
Buddhism Other Theology 19 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 40 150,075 227.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 6 1,027 1.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 5 1,246 1.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 12 5,043 7.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 11 2,027 3.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 4 925 1.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 1 32 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 26 10,389 15.7
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 73 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 10 2,556 3.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 10 1,855 2.8
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 585 0.9
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 27 4,878 7.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 15 6,242 9.5
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 9 1,319 2.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 24 8,152 12.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 6 406 0.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 6 536 0.8
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 124 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 2,598 3.9
Hindu Other Theology 3 n.a. n.a.
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox 1 42 0.1
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 6 10,850 16.4
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 1,150 1.7
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 10 9,319 14.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 417 0.6
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 1 23 0.0
Jain Other Theology 2 n.a. n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 6 19,300 29.2
Landmark Missionary Baptists, Independent Associations and Unaffiliated Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 25 0.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 14 3,184 4.8
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 6 1,158 1.8
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 2 285 0.4
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 125 0.2
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 3 3,939 6.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 6 936 1.4
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 1 450 0.7
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 2 257 0.4
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 189 0.3
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 2 135 0.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 29 10,850 16.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 2 0 0.0
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 3 3,012 4.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 10 4,059 6.2
Sikh Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 23 4,418 6.7
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 1 125 0.2
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 1 105 0.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 3 1,309 2.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 7 2,165 3.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 27 5,849 8.9
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 2 346 0.5
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 2 376 0.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 3 427 0.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 310 0.5
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 470 301,893  
Total (Adjusted)**:   348,458  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 583,887; in 2000 it was 660,486. The total population changed 13.1%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (301,893) include 45.7% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (348,458) include 52.8% 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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