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Armstrong County, Pennsylvania

Denominational Groups, 2000

4,967 23,699 30 13,184   30,512
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
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant 3 46 0.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 6 1,848 25.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 4 450 6.2
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 2 281 3.9
Catholic Church Catholic 15 13,184 182.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 1 88 1.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 5 1,554 21.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 2 107 1.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 3 147 2.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 2 505 7.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 1 187 2.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 121 1.7
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 4 342 4.7
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 158 2.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 5 492 6.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 24 8,271 114.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 3 213 2.9
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 135 1.9
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 30 0.4
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 1 66 0.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 32 6,665 92.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 2 123 1.7
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 255 3.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 136 1.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 7 1,381 19.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 26 5,042 69.7
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 53 0.7
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 156 41,880  
Total (Adjusted)**:   46,268  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 73,478; in 2000 it was 72,392. The total population changed -1.5%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (41,880) include 57.9% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (46,268) include 63.9% of the population.


*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. [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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