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Denominational Groups, 2000

390,973 177,697 5,295 348,239 149,083 2,350,112
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 3 107 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 3 518 0.2
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant 4 833 0.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 61 16,912 6.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 2 101 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 1 148 0.1
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant 3 197 0.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 216 47,035 16.6
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 2 243 0.1
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 11 1,860 0.7
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 4 201 0.1
Berean Fundamental Church Evangelical Protestant 1 30 0.0
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 8,894 3.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 2 212 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic 199 279,650 98.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 34 7,272 2.6
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 13 1,474 0.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 47 13,657 4.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 167 36,650 12.9
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 7 1,056 0.4
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 47 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 46 5,148 1.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 23 1,925 0.7
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 5 470 0.2
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 1 125 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 16 544 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 228 89,601 31.5
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 6 424 0.2
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant 3 270 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 115 22,877 8.1
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 106 0.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 117 11,549 4.1
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 2 326 0.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 178 n.a. n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 70 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 99 26,816 9.4
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant 1 130 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 10 1,795 0.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 118 48,958 17.2
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 7 514 0.2
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 6 342 0.1
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 382 0.1
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant 3 11 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 34 3,494 1.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 41 4,396 1.6
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 2 n.a. n.a.
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant 12 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 11 20,900 7.4
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 19 16,600 5.8
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 90 29,763 10.5
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 5 300 0.1
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 10 10,691 3.8
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 166 0.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 88 26,159 9.2
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 4 522 0.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 35 4,858 1.7
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 5 373 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 1 83 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 2 266 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 10 2,018 0.7
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 27 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 38 2,656 0.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 135 38,086 13.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 42 0.0
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 1 21 0.0
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 29 0.0
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant 1 15 0.0
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 19 1,619 0.6
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant 1 31 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 123 34,468 12.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 120 31,260 11.0
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 1 400 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 16 3,252 1.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 38 8,898 3.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 177 42,209 14.9
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 12 1,030 0.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 9 1,247 0.4
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 2,908 915,285  
The population of these counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 2,842,321. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (915,285) include 32.2% 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.