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Clarke County, Georgia

Denominational Groups, 2000

17,597 12,401   4,926 1,477 65,088
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
Catholic Church Catholic +1 +1,996 68.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 0 +155 63.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +55 344.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +33 16.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 0 +212 66.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +270 72.0%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +242 107.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 +261 135.0%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 0 +220 275.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +159 88.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 0 +145 66.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +2 +902 8.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 0 -222 -31.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 +308 22.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 +186 74.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +1 +74 n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -1 +610 32.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 0 +861 14.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +1 0 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +1 +53 12.0%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 0 +190 90.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 0 +115 97.0%
  Totals: +6 +6,825 +24.1%

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%

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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