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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 % Change
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant +4 +1,260 29.9%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +1 +1,351 55.0%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 +6 0.6%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 0 -10 -24.4%
Catholic Church Catholic +1 +35,399 30.4%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant -1 +223 33.7%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 0 -111 -78.7%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -1 +155 14.6%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant +1 +34 11.2%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +7 +1,881 91.6%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 0 +211 69.2%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology -1 -26 -0.9%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant +1 +59 22.6%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +3 +71 4.2%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +1 -12 -1.0%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 0 n.a. n.a.
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 0 +54 45.8%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant -3 -314 -2.4%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +3 +114 19.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +3 -149 -2.2%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant -2 +11 1.4%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -3 -1,150 -36.5%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 0 +29 n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +3 +4,000 42.1%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 +109 5.0%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant -5 -728 -79.6%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant -2 -369 -60.1%
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 0 -592 -49.3%
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 0 -521 -3.4%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +3 +1,398 55.1%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +270 113.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +3 +448 21.9%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +6 +538 9.3%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +1 +149 10.3%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 0 +82 12.2%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -7 -1,620 -2.7%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +225 8.3%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 +40 20.9%
  Totals: +18 +42,515 +16.0%

The population of these 3 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 666,168; in 2000 it was 783,600. The total population changed 17.6%. The adherent totals for 1990 (306,364) represent 46.0% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (318,122) include 40.6% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 37 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 37 groups had 265,663 adherents in 1990 and 308,178 adherents in 2000, for a change of 16.0%

Sources

The 2000 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and includes statistics for 149 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Dale E. Jones, Sherri Doty, Clifford Grammich, James E. Horsch, Richard Houseal, Mac Lynn, John P. Marcum, Kenneth M. Sanchagrin and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Religious Congregations & Membership in the United States, 2000, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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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