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Elmore County, Alabama

Denominational Groups, 2000

23,763 5,726   825 330 35,230
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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Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 44 19,397 294.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 18 4,892 74.3
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 1 968 14.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 5 961 14.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 10 907 13.8
Catholic Church Catholic 3 825 12.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 5 728 11.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 1 318 4.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 296 4.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 1 276 4.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 2 266 4.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 1 193 2.9
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 156 2.4
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 137 2.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 128 1.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 1 114 1.7
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 1 50 0.8
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 1 20 0.3
Bahá'í Other Theology 0 12 0.2
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 4 n.a. n.a.
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 105 30,644  
Total (Adjusted)**:   39,680  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 49,210; in 2000 it was 65,874. The total population changed 33.9%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (30,644) include 46.5% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (39,680) include 60.2% 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.

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.

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