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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

Denominational Groups, 2000

5,496 23,875 2,636 106,069 3,612 71,607
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
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 12 2,592 12.2
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox 2 416 2.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 7 1,651 7.7
Bahá'í Other Theology 0 7 0.0
Catholic Church Catholic 81 106,069 497.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 2 191 0.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 2 207 1.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 1 74 0.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 1 30 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 1 455 2.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 43 0.2
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 150 0.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 6 1,736 8.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 1 115 0.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 5 1,881 8.8
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 1 61 0.3
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 5 1,401 6.6
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 120 0.6
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 4 3,100 14.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 907 4.3
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 4 990 4.6
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 13 3,850 18.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 121 0.6
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant 6 364 1.7
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant 1 53 0.3
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox 3 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 202 1.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 95 0.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 1 38 0.2
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 2 1,110 5.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 1 50 0.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 8 1,476 6.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 36 12,133 56.9
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 217 141,688  
Total (Adjusted)**:   157,195  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 219,039; in 2000 it was 213,295. The total population changed -2.6%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (141,688) include 66.4% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (157,195) include 73.7% 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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