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Denominational Groups, 2000

250,731 106,353 1,179 617,262 27,418 589,440
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 Association, The Evangelical Protestant 6 518 0.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 3 2,307 1.5
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 1 70 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 62 11,376 7.1
Bahá'í Other Theology 2 570 0.4
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 3 125 0.1
Buddhism Other Theology 7 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 105 617,262 387.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 1 121 0.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 12 3,162 2.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 13 2,562 1.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 6 385 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 19 2,435 1.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 2 70 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 28 12,084 7.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 19 2,722 1.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 58 12,598 7.9
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 4 289 0.2
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 158 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 2 443 0.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 23 13,857 8.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 7 3,955 2.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 42 21,958 13.8
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 32 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 1 29 0.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 19 0.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 780 0.5
Hindu Other Theology 3 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 7 44,510 28.0
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 9 9,390 5.9
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 4 479 0.3
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 633 0.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 6 490 0.3
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 5 11,000 6.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 17 11,768 7.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 1 48 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 298 0.2
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 3 3,182 2.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 55 0.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 40 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 1 329 0.2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 102 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1 70 0.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 36 12,895 8.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 3 567 0.4
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 4 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 3 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 2 1,676 1.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 15 2,246 1.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 196 139,368 87.5
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 3 582 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 7 2,874 1.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 73 49,132 30.9
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 149 0.1
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 1 514 0.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 210 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 449 0.3
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 845 1,002,943  
Total (Adjusted)**:   1,170,965  
The population of these 4 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 1,324,749; in 2000 it was 1,592,383. The total population changed 20.2%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,002,943) include 63.0% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (1,170,965) include 73.5% of the population.

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*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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