Clarke County, Georgia
Denominational Groups, 2000
|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.
The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 74,498; in 2000 it was 101,489. The total population changed 15.9%. The adherent totals for 1980 (28,501) represent 38.3% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (36,401) include 35.9% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1980 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 22 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 22 groups had 28,334 adherents in 1980 and 35,159 adherents in 2000, for a change of 24.1%
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.