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New York County, New York - County Membership Report (2000)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 110 564,505 367.23
Jewish Congregations Judaism Judaism Family 102 314,500 204.59
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 16 37,078 24.12
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 41 28,611 18.61
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 47 23,742 15.45
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 21 12,900 8.39
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 9 12,439 8.09
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 30 10,715 6.97
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 7,868 5.12
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 15 6,339 4.12
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 6,272 4.08
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 43 6,019 3.92
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 11 5,403 3.51
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 18 4,725 3.07
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 13 4,104 2.67
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 4,000 2.60
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 10 3,825 2.49
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 3 2,132 1.39
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 1,635 1.06
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 15 1,634 1.06
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 1,588 1.03
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 1,570 1.02
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 1,411 0.92
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,400 0.91
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Northern Province Mainline Protestant 2 1,211 0.79
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 7 999 0.65
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 980 0.64
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 4 823 0.54
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 751 0.49
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 693 0.45
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 600 0.39
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 590 0.38
Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America (Diocese of the Orthodox Church in America) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 500 0.33
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 432 0.28
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 421 0.27
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 418 0.27
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 416 0.27
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 416 0.27
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 6 318 0.21
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 160 0.10
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 154 0.10
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 4 152 0.10
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 144 0.09
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 137 0.09
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 115 0.07
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 115 0.07
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 99 0.06
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 95 0.06
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 74 0.05
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 50 0.03
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 40 0.03
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 29 0.02
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 28 0.02
Buddhists Buddhism Buddhism Family 43
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Hindus Hinduism Hinduism Family 10
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
Reformed Baptist Church Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 2
Tao Other Other Groups Family 1
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Other Other Groups Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 1,537,195 in 2000. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,075,375) included 70.0% of the total population in 2000. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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