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Adams County, Pennsylvania

Denominational Groups, 2000

7,633 21,466   19,642 963 41,588
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 62 0.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 2 573 6.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 4 2,565 28.1
Bahá'í Other Theology 0 11 0.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 3 157 1.7
Catholic Church Catholic 9 19,642 215.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 1 201 2.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 2 274 3.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 2 102 1.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 2 732 8.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 5 870 9.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 1 51 0.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 60 0.7
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 42 0.5
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 15 0.2
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 1 72 0.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 434 4.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 26 11,294 123.7
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 3 389 4.3
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 2 677 7.4
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 235 2.6
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 1 220 2.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 2 205 2.3
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 3 295 3.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 122 1.3
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 94 1.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 112 1.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 3 1,155 12.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 2 178 2.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 3 1,479 16.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 15 4,461 48.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 16 2,925 32.0
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 117 49,704  
Total (Adjusted)**:   55,141  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 78,274; in 2000 it was 91,292. The total population changed 16.6%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (49,704) include 54.4% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (55,141) include 60.4% 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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