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Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI CMSA

Denominational Groups, 2000

593,687 588,253 97,586 3,422,342 416,570 4,039,102
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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 3 353 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 14 26,765 3.3
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 1 150 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 98 39,432 4.9
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 1 36 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 2 466 0.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 108 21,487 2.7
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 1 152 0.0
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 62 13,706 1.7
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 6 295 0.0
Catholic Church Catholic 710 3,173,520 391.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 24 2,721 0.3
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 32 3,520 0.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 37 10,630 1.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 68 17,287 2.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 46 18,514 2.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 36 11,118 1.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 76 6,484 0.8
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 1 37 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 29 13,228 1.6
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 8 1,946 0.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 75 17,782 2.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 92 10,333 1.3
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 27 7,292 0.9
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 295 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 7 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 135 57,964 7.1
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant 3 742 0.1
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant 4 301 0.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 47 10,022 1.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 49 7,425 0.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 320 198,172 24.4
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 534 0.1
Evangelical Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 1 76 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 14 3,888 0.5
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 9 675 0.1
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 12 1,954 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 5 131 0.0
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 56 43,815 5.4
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 3 1,219 0.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 270 195,087 24.0
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 1 49 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 6 872 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 14 3,121 0.4
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 13 2,521 0.3
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 5 760 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 3 368 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 195 99,915 12.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 3 356 0.0
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant 1 104 0.0
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant 1 435 0.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 36 14,596 1.8
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant 1 357 0.0
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 28 12,330 1.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 63 15,437 1.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 183 58,728 7.2
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 2 845 0.1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 1 340 0.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 25 7,125 0.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 216 108,399 13.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 356 178,990 22.1
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 2 800 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 30 13,401 1.7
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 3,675 4,439,410  

The population of these counties (or equivalent) in 1980 was 8,114,876. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (4,439,410) include 54.7% of the total population in 1980.

Source

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.