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Erie County, Pennsylvania

Denominational Groups, 2000

19,304 40,077 549 103,333 1,898 115,682
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
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 1 523 1.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 12 4,465 16.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 1 40 0.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 5 1,080 3.9
Catholic Church Catholic 45 92,078 329.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 10 1,731 6.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 100 0.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 1 188 0.7
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 4 915 3.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 2 477 1.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 3 610 2.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 214 0.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 6 1,126 4.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 129 0.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 9 2,205 7.9
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 145 0.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 1 44 0.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 27 14,667 52.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 5 612 2.2
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 1 15 0.1
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 2 791 2.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 4 1,405 5.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 80 0.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 23 11,181 40.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 57 0.2
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 2 4,396 15.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 4 399 1.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 2 344 1.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 2 108 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 2 625 2.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 44 18,159 64.9
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 224 158,909  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 279,780. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (158,909) include 56.8% of the total population in 1980.

Source

The 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and includes statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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.