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Washington

Denominational Groups, 2000

582,697 387,568 7,754 716,133 248,698 3,951,271
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 4 661 0.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 2 415 0.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 12 521 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 129 37,446 9.1
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 1 43 0.0
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant 5 1,211 0.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 256 59,591 14.4
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 5 823 0.2
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 39 9,214 2.2
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 7 334 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic 299 380,023 92.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 46 6,650 1.6
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 20 1,715 0.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 79 20,905 5.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 65 13,144 3.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 31 8,711 2.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 47 14,352 3.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 36 2,326 0.6
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 3 100 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 161 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 238 105,073 25.4
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 12 2,197 0.5
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant 11 2,087 0.5
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant 3 600 0.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 125 25,062 6.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 107 13,314 3.2
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 59 11,470 2.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 125 51,337 12.4
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant 1 250 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 31 5,356 1.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 28 2,155 0.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 267 130,918 31.7
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 5 1,064 0.3
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 5 329 0.1
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant 1 11 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 54 15,354 3.7
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 18 2,291 0.6
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 29 3,284 0.8
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 8 588 0.1
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 7 5,829 1.4
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 3 825 0.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 107 44,126 10.7
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 4 396 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 7 351 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 5 1,218 0.3
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 12 2,074 0.5
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 19 4,040 1.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 56 0.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 205 71,334 17.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 10 1,543 0.4
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant 1 190 0.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 8 3,320 0.8
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 20 5,205 1.3
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant 1 83 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 138 31,086 7.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 147 45,306 11.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 23 2,690 0.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 94 20,123 4.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 253 98,114 23.7
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 2 370 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 23 3,214 0.8
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 3,305 1,272,579  

The population of these counties (or equivalent) in 1980 was 4,132,156. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,272,579) include 30.8% 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.