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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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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents % Change
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 0 +344 89.6%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 0 -21 -11.9%
Catholic Church Catholic 0 +585 243.8%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 0 +14 14.0%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 0 -5 -20.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +2 +497 107.1%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 0 +107 50.7%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 0 +40 26.1%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -1 -135 -13.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 +27 11.3%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 -157 -55.1%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant -2 -96 -65.8%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 0 +146 112.3%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 0 +113 61.7%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +3 +2,925 17.8%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -6 +846 20.9%
  Totals: -4 +5,230 +21.5%

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 adherent totals for 1990 (34,311) represent 69.7% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (30,644) include 46.5% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1990 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 16 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 16 groups had 24,297 adherents in 1990 and 29,527 adherents in 2000, for a change of 21.5%

Sources

The 2000 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and includes statistics for 149 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Dale E. Jones, Sherri Doty, Clifford Grammich, James E. Horsch, Richard Houseal, Mac Lynn, John P. Marcum, Kenneth M. Sanchagrin and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Religious Congregations & Membership in the United States, 2000, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

The 1990 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 132 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Martin B. Bradley, Norman M. Green, Jr., Dale E. Jones, Mac Lynn, and Lou McNeil supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1990, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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