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Rockland 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 20 126,060 439.61
Jewish Congregations Judaism Judaism Family 44 90,000 313.86
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 2 3,782 13.19
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 14 2,448 8.54
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 10 2,054 7.16
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 4 2,049 7.15
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 11 1,933 6.74
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 10 1,098 3.83
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 1,068 3.72
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,014 3.54
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5 988 3.45
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 5 835 2.91
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 825 2.88
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 425 1.48
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 330 1.15
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 320 1.12
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 290 1.01
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 285 0.99
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 3 246 0.86
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 231 0.81
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 226 0.79
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 193 0.67
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 175 0.61
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 160 0.56
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 145 0.51
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 123 0.43
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 105 0.37
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 86 0.30
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 74 0.26
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 72 0.25
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 64 0.22
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 50 0.17
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 5 0.02
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 286,753 in 2000. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (237,759) included 82.9% 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

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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