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Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Denominational Groups, 2000

29,774 122,417 3,727 263,375 60,807 269,997
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 Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 32 12,850 17.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 1 544 0.7
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 1 900 1.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 16 1,995 2.7
Bahá'í Other Theology 2 116 0.2
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 76 0.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 5 616 0.8
Buddhism Other Theology 4 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 65 263,375 351.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 2 84 0.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 1 80 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 4 113 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 4 413 0.6
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 1 50 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 3 954 1.3
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 7 1,156 1.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 5 2,415 3.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 4 451 0.6
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 70 0.1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 208 0.3
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 2 575 0.8
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 980 1.3
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 1 80 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 36 15,447 20.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 2 240 0.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 50 43,735 58.3
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 10 1,294 1.7
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 65 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 2 1,311 1.8
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 6 6,530 8.7
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 1 50 0.1
Jain Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 28 59,550 79.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 2 225 0.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 27 6,334 8.4
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 5 454 0.6
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 1 40 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 1 400 0.5
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 1 572 0.8
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 4 598 0.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 31 16,964 22.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 13 3,065 4.1
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant 2 121 0.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 2 348 0.5
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 2 376 0.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 8 845 1.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 9 1,110 1.5
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 1 147 0.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 34 15,485 20.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 33 16,214 21.6
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 1 155 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 3 180 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 144 0.2
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 485 480,100  
Total (Adjusted)**:   559,235  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 678,111; in 2000 it was 750,097. The total population changed 10.6%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (480,100) include 64.0% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (559,235) include 74.6% 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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