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New Castle County, Delaware - County Membership Report (2020)

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 34 145,959 255.75
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 108 29,712 52.06
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 47 15,526 27.20
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 3 12,731 22.31
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 24 6,298 11.04
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 7 6,120 10.72
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 17 5,590 9.79
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 21 5,134 9.00
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 20 4,680 8.20
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 3,763 6.59
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 9 3,629 6.36
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 7 3,379 5.92
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 12 2,297 4.02
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 10 2,158 3.78
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 9 2,139 3.75
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 4 2,102 3.68
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 11 1,914 3.35
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,500 2.63
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 1,269 2.22
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 5 1,240 2.17
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 1,034 1.81
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 3 860 1.51
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 825 1.45
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 5 729 1.28
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 630 1.10
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 542 0.95
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 490 0.86
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 483 0.85
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 450 0.79
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 420 0.74
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 420 0.74
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4 384 0.67
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 366 0.64
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 350 0.61
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 310 0.54
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 290 0.51
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 289 0.51
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 272 0.48
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 242 0.42
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 219 0.38
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 218 0.38
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 210 0.37
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 210 0.37
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 207 0.36
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 180 0.32
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 3 177 0.31
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 165 0.29
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 157 0.28
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 153 0.27
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 143 0.25
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 2 140 0.25
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 140 0.25
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 128 0.22
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 120 0.21
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 94 0.16
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 84 0.15
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 63 0.11
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 60 0.11
Swedenborgian Church Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1 40 0.07
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 30 0.05
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Union American Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 9
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Old Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant 1
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 570,719 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (269,464) included 47.2% of the total population in 2020. 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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