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Douglas County, Colorado

Denominational Groups, 2000

16,748 8,691 250 16,874 7,079 126,124
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 Adherence Rate
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 1 128 0.7
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 1 139 0.8
Bahá'í Other Theology 1 99 0.6
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 465 2.7
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 3 16,874 96.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 3 1,581 9.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 637 3.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 1 260 1.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 16 6,892 39.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 2 327 1.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 199 1.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 2 292 1.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 4 1,407 8.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 102 0.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 3 410 2.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 3 3,388 19.3
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 2 6,677 38.0
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 1,200 6.8
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 3 152 0.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 4 1,229 7.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 1 511 2.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 3 170 1.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 1 250 1.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 156 0.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 8 2,339 13.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 1 88 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 1 170 1.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 3 3,215 18.3
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 1 73 0.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 212 1.2
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 79 49,642  
Total (Adjusted)**:   55,047  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 60,391; in 2000 it was 175,766. The total population changed 191.0%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (49,642) include 28.2% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (55,047) include 31.3% of the population.

Source

*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. www.glenmary.org [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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