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Potter County, Pennsylvania

Denominational Groups, 2000

1,659 2,927   2,124   11,370
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 4 386 21.8
Catholic Church Catholic 6 1,701 96.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 4 447 25.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 2 236 13.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 3 509 28.7
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 4 519 29.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 2 396 22.3
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant 1 81 4.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 121 6.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 19 1,840 103.8
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 46 6,236  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 17,726. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (6,236) include 35.2% of the total population in 1980.


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.

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