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Pima County, Arizona

Denominational Groups, 2000

69,793 43,084 1,181 225,425 39,168 465,095
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
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant +1 -13 -13.0%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant +1 -6 -1.0%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant +1 +39 n.a.
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +12 +4,317 144.0%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +83 n.a.
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant -2 +256 178.0%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 0 -67 -64.0%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant +1 +17 6.0%
Catholic Church Catholic -10 +112,325 99.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +160 58.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant +3 +126 9.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +2 +1,971 148.0%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 0 -73 -27.0%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 0 -649 -65.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +5 +1,165 239.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +1 +43 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +21 +7,562 80.0%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 0 -56 -48.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +3 +153 8.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +5 -451 -17.0%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +5 -1,552 -39.0%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +36 n.a.
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +2 +2,990 52.0%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +67 29.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +4 +834 216.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +7 +4,261 64.0%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant +3 +107 n.a.
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +2 +143 120.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +1 +813 n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +1 +2,000 n.a.
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +5 +8,600 n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +2 -291 -62.0%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant -1 +31 43.0%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +9 +17,446 683.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +2 +551 15.0%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant +1 +42 n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant +3 +175 n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant +4 +1,465 19.0%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +2 +1,004 1080.0%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant +1 -183 -42.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +1,031 256.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +4 +793 67.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +12 +4,551 25.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +2 +190 38.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant +2 +153 8.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant +3 -754 -7.0%
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant -1 -6 -6.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +3 +1,192 n.a.
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant -1 +304 19.0%
  Totals: +126 +172,895 +85.3%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 531,443; in 2000 it was 843,746. The total population changed 26.5%. The adherent totals for 1980 (202,827) represent 38.2% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (378,651) include 44.9% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1980 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 49 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 49 groups had 202,627 adherents in 1980 and 375,522 adherents in 2000, for a change of 85.3%

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 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and include statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. Bernard Quinn, Herman Anderson, Martin Bradley, Paul Goetting and Peggy Shriver supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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