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District Of Columbia

Denominational Groups, 2000

56,317 107,088 7,431 160,048 87,659 153,516
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
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 12 39,183 61.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 33 28,126 44.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 2 625 1.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 21 0.0
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 1 199 0.3
Catholic Church Catholic 44 95,794 150.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 4 200 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 5 2,009 3.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 178 0.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 6 1,923 3.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 2 198 0.3
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 305 0.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 2 405 0.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 3 730 1.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 93 49,861 78.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 15 5,961 9.3
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 610 1.0
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 5 8,215 12.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 6 2,024 3.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 42 14,789 23.2
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 3 1,537 2.4
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant 1 77 0.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 10 3,921 6.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 23 18,935 29.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 2 1,181 1.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 9 6,101 9.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 35 20,888 32.7
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 200 0.3
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 363 304,196  

The population of these counties (or equivalent) in 1980 was 638,333. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (304,196) include 47.7% 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.