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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
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 62 51,836 90.6
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 1 21 0.0
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 2 714 1.3
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 1 19 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 1 1,000 1.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 7 1,526 2.7
Bahá'í Other Theology 1 357 0.6
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 1 126 0.2
Buddhism Other Theology 15 n.a. n.a.
Bulgarian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox 1 440 0.8
Catholic Church Catholic 42 160,048 279.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 1 90 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 4 1,548 2.7
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 175 0.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 6 498 0.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 2 110 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 5 277 0.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 3 609 1.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 2 213 0.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 2 550 1.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 4 630 1.1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 214 0.4
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 65 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 34 19,698 34.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 13 4,048 7.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 2 250 0.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 2 4,317 7.6
Hindu Other Theology 3 n.a. n.a.
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 2,492 4.4
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 2 451 0.8
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 11 25,500 44.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 739 1.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 4 481 0.8
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 1 235 0.4
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 16 60,479 105.7
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 1 405 0.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 17 8,273 14.5
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 3 1,588 2.8
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 1 555 1.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 9 7,508 13.1
Sikh Other Theology 3 n.a. n.a.
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 49 38,852 67.9
Tao Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 2 714 1.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 8 4,848 8.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 33 15,313 26.8
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 588 1.0
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 1 48 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 95 0.2
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 390 418,543  
Total (Adjusted)**:   826,230  
The population of these 1 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 606,900; in 2000 it was 572,059. The total population changed -5.7%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (418,543) include 73.2% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (826,230) include 144.4% 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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