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Jefferson County, Pennsylvania

Denominational Groups, 2000

4,142 10,847   9,841 217 20,885
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
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 45 6,509 141.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 14 2,318 50.5
Catholic Church Catholic 12 9,841 214.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 8 911 19.8
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 7 469 10.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 6 683 14.9
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 4 98 2.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 4 272 5.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 3 414 9.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 3 636 13.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 3 625 13.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 3 422 9.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 3 541 11.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 2 215 4.7
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 2 150 3.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 2 146 3.2
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant 2 9 0.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 212 4.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 1 39 0.9
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 9 0.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 93 2.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 64 1.4
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 272 5.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 23 0.5
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 74 1.6
Bahá'í Other Theology 0 2 0.0
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 132 25,047  
Total (Adjusted)**:   27,532  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 46,083; in 2000 it was 45,932. The total population changed -0.3%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (25,047) include 54.5% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (27,532) include 59.9% 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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