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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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 3 129 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 123 174,011 9.7
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant 2 40 0.0
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 97 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 584 230,037 12.8
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox 8 2,611 0.2
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox 1 0 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 1 128 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 3 204 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 5 14,650 0.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 418 95,872 5.3
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 2 255 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 1 95 0.0
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 11 1,917 0.1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 4 200 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 86 0.0
Bible Church of Christ, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 4 7,573 0.4
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 500,028 27.8
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 4 283 0.0
Byelorussion Council Of Orthodox Churches In North America Orthodox 2 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 1,874 7,280,488 404.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 150 20,264 1.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 54 5,784 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 65 12,389 0.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 66 4,592 0.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 14 2,779 0.2
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 108 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 37 2,855 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 123 14,270 0.8
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 5 264 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 37 2,503 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 97 29,997 1.7
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 208 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant 7 1,323 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant 1 60 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 125 15,837 0.9
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 71 0.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 95 11,866 0.7
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 18 1,625 0.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 87 n.a. n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 20 3,143 0.2
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 2 138 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 703 231,690 12.9
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant 5 1,326 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 23 2,671 0.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 441 187,551 10.4
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 24 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 112 0.0
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant 1 3 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 82 7,132 0.4
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 62 4,346 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 65 n.a. n.a.
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 3 675 0.0
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant 12 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 32 25,590 1.4
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 20 13,478 0.8
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 11 563 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 1 75 0.0
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 1,424 1,843,240 102.5
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 6 2,581 0.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 201 90,837 5.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 42 3,785 0.2
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 121 0.0
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 11 4,265 0.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 10 2,102 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 12 1,880 0.1
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 26 3,850 0.2
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 8 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox 3 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 4 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 37 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 2 175 0.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 747 199,519 11.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 13 2,042 0.1
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant 2 474 0.0
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 253 79,865 4.4
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant 2 120 0.0
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 77 6,711 0.4
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant 11 882 0.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 220 58,740 3.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 157 22,917 1.3
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 3 1,600 0.1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 5 n.a. n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 64 13,648 0.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 300 73,353 4.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 1,478 466,586 25.9
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 121 19,704 1.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 6 498 0.0
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 10,878 11,813,403  
The population of these counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 17,990,455. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (11,813,403) include 65.7% 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.