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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 5 647 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 3 770 0.2
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 68 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 137 36,230 7.4
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox 1 184 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 1 43 0.0
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant 5 753 0.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 351 84,765 17.4
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 8 1,014 0.2
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 41 11,467 2.4
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 4 291 0.1
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 39,186 8.1
Catholic Church Catholic 317 526,546 108.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 64 13,447 2.8
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 28 2,753 0.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 72 14,787 3.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 66 18,569 3.8
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 37 10,110 2.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 73 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 46 5,984 1.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 34 4,073 0.8
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 3 203 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 3 261 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 1 61 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 27 921 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 371 150,634 31.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 13 1,909 0.4
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant 13 1,837 0.4
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant 4 769 0.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 135 28,164 5.8
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 68 0.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 129 14,860 3.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 67 n.a. n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 87 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 133 44,246 9.1
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant 1 87 0.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 41 5,262 1.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 280 132,528 27.2
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 5 1,288 0.3
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 5 315 0.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 3 640 0.1
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant 1 12 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 59 7,994 1.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 33 1,911 0.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 6 n.a. n.a.
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 4 280 0.1
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant 30 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 35 28,315 5.8
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 19 11,730 2.4
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 96 22,353 4.6
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 17 902 0.2
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 19 33,689 6.9
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 3 729 0.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 115 41,916 8.6
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 4 389 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 7 756 0.2
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 8 314 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 5 1,421 0.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 6 510 0.1
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant 2 290 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 15 2,598 0.5
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant 2 92 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 26 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 3 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 36 2,705 0.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 218 72,273 14.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 12 1,807 0.4
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 1 20 0.0
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 9 3,663 0.8
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant 1 31 0.0
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 22 2,698 0.6
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant 3 98 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 150 39,667 8.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 188 60,307 12.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 25 4,997 1.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 92 18,181 3.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 252 89,499 18.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 10 671 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 26 3,871 0.8
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 4,092 1,612,516  
The population of these counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 4,866,692. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,612,516) include 33.1% 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.