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Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA CMSA


Religious Affiliations, 2000

321,716 229,573 6,164 431,477 151,873 2,413,957
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals.
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Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 11 730
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 75 22,832
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 2 494
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox 1 280
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 1 924
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 141 61,042
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 19
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 7 870
Bahá'í Other Theology 55 3,713
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 34 11,303
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 3 315
Buddhism Other Theology 69 n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 24 n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 125 431,477
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 49 13,944
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 25 5,629
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 37 15,845
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 18 3,347
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 18 1,972
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 14 1,264
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 15
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 10 384
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 230 92,214
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 5 736
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 50 16,943
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 61 8,158
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 12 2,052
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 27 7,225
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 13
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 69 26,817
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 30 7,646
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 20 2,972
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 148 77,064
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 2 806
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 25 5,074
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 17 919
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 36 6,016
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 4 3,084
Hindu Other Theology 16 n.a.
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox 2 184
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 18 29,780
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 18 24,145
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 75 21,263
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 601
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 5 993
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 5 186
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 28 39,760
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 59 23,569
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 4 317
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 2 200
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 1 14
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 75
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 11 12,317
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 3 316
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 84
North American Baptist Conference Mainline Protestant 17 2,097
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 1 77
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 3 721
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 4 453
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 4 165
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 107 43,793
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 13 1,967
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 6 n.a.
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 5 1,312
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox 1 n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 11 3,681
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 1 400
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 62 14,850
Sikh Other Theology 4 n.a.
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 101 27,199
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a.
Tao Other Theology 1 n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 16 3,869
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 43 9,489
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 110 38,149
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 3 163
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 12 1,996
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 42
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 14 2,438
Zoroastrian Other Theology 1 n.a.
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 2,251 1,140,803
Total (Adjusted)**:   1,307,279

The population of these 6 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 2,970,328; in 2000 it was 3,554,760. The total population changed 19.7%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,140,803) include 32.1% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (1,307,279) include 36.8% of the population.


*The “Unadjusted Totals” come from the 1990 and 2000 data collected by representatives of the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). While quite comprehensive, this data excludes most of the historically African-American denominations and some other major groups. As a result, these numbers will be an underestimate of the total adherence rate, particularly in areas with a large African-American population. The 2000 data included 149 religious groups and the final results are published in Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Copyright © 2002, All rights reserved. The 1990 data included 132 groups and the final results are published in Churches and Church Membership in the United States 1990 Copyright © 1990, All rights reserved. Published by Glenmary Research Center, 1312 Fifth Ave., North, Nashville, TN 37208. [More information on the data collection]

**The “Adjusted Totals” include all adherents in the denominations counted by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and estimates adherent totals for the historically African-American denominations and other religious groups not listed in the ASARB totals. An article by Roger Finke and Christopher P. Scheitle (2005) reviews how these estimates were computed.