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Delaware

Denominational Groups, 2000

40,408 101,090 3,080 151,740 21,804 465,478
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
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 169 61,091 91.7
Catholic Church Catholic 45 116,341 174.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 38 13,307 20.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 37 15,401 23.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 17 2,703 4.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 13 5,772 8.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 13 2,053 3.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 12 2,044 3.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 12 2,457 3.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 11 6,780 10.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 10 4,217 6.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 10 1,691 2.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 9 1,059 1.6
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 9 305 0.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 9 1,168 1.8
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 8 774 1.2
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 8 1,200 1.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 8 2,539 3.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 8 2,786 4.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 7 661 1.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 7 915 1.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 7 2,172 3.3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 5 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 5 303 0.5
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 4 9,500 14.3
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 4 535 0.8
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 4 614 0.9
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 4 3,150 4.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 3 671 1.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 3 1,453 2.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 2 115 0.2
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 2 118 0.2
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 944 1.4
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 2 239 0.4
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 2 261 0.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 1 601 0.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 1 141 0.2
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Bible Church of Christ, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 1 358 0.5
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 1 36 0.1
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant 1 14 0.0
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 1 41 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 191 0.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 117 0.2
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 12 0.0
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 39,514 59.3
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 523 306,364  
The population of these counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 666,168. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (306,364) include 46.0% of the total population in 1990.

Source

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.