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Humboldt County, California

Denominational Groups, 2000

10,946 6,449 38 25,520 3,998 79,567
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 +88 77.0%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 0 -537 -50.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant -3 -214 -12.0%
Catholic Church Catholic +1 +12,685 99.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 0 +12 13.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -2 -145 -29.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 0 -52 -29.0%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +1 +588 29.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant -2 -245 -19.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -1 -108 -33.0%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 0 +70 117.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 -334 -21.0%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +20 10.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +290 274.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 +75 6.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +1 +27 54.0%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +4 +2 0.0%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 0 +905 953.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 -216 -35.0%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant +5 +317 n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant +2 +648 41.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +27 23.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 0 +75 5.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant -1 -668 -20.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 0 +72 50.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 0 -17 -16.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 0 -641 -46.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +150 n.a.
  Totals: 8 +12,874 +38.6%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 108,514; in 2000 it was 126,518. The total population changed 6.2%. The adherent totals for 1980 (33,318) represent 30.7% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (46,951) include 37.1% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1980 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 28 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 28 groups had 33,318 adherents in 1980 and 46,192 adherents in 2000, for a change of 38.6%

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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