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New York

Denominational Groups, 2000

560,678 1,288,959 119,895 7,550,491 1,939,813 7,516,621
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
Catholic Church Catholic 1,834 6,257,786 356.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 1,519 508,029 28.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 735 307,481 17.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 768 249,079 14.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 562 216,552 12.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 455 215,026 12.3
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 122 173,649 9.9
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 311 173,379 9.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 206 102,099 5.8
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 260 90,068 5.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 311 85,424 4.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 306 58,267 3.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 173 36,329 2.1
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 74 25,438 1.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 74 19,458 1.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 83 17,610 1.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 97 15,308 0.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 89 14,801 0.8
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 81 14,570 0.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 67 14,059 0.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 108 13,773 0.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 65 12,587 0.7
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 34 7,470 0.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 76 7,399 0.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 113 6,486 0.4
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 60 5,348 0.3
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant 5 4,218 0.2
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 10 3,879 0.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 41 3,625 0.2
Bible Church of Christ, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 3 3,333 0.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 8 2,843 0.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 34 2,696 0.2
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 13 2,406 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 19 2,406 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 13 2,532 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 12 2,109 0.1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 8 1,855 0.1
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 12 1,881 0.1
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 5 1,707 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 10 1,630 0.1
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 5 1,207 0.1
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 2 1,052 0.1
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant 11 1,073 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant 5 957 0.1
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant 2 813 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 5 633 0.0
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 5 528 0.0
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 3 370 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 3 345 0.0
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 4 268 0.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 5 416 0.0
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant 2 151 0.0
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 3 260 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 112 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 2 263 0.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 253 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 2 211 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 3 159 0.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 1 160 0.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 4 78 0.0
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 3 84 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 23 0.0
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 24 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 1 29 0.0
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 8,853 8,694,064  

The population of these counties (or equivalent) in 1980 was 17,558,072. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (8,694,064) include 49.5% 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.