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Orange County, Vermont

Denominational Groups, 2000

735 3,271   518 29 23,673
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 3 468 17.9
Catholic Church Catholic 8 2,200 84.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 1 87 3.3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 1 261 10.0
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 1 18 0.7
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 2 248 9.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 1 95 3.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 5 0.2
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 500 19.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 1 60 2.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 2 87 3.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 2 277 10.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 17 2,057 78.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 11 849 32.5
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 54 7,212  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 26,149. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (7,212) include 27.6% of the total population in 1990.


The 1990 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 132 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Martin B. Bradley, Norman M. Green, Jr., Dale E. Jones, Mac Lynn, and Lou McNeil supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1990, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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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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