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Effingham County, Georgia

Denominational Groups, 2000

10,232 4,648   211 276 22,168
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
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +1 -44 -21.1%
Catholic Church Catholic 0 +71 50.7%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 0 +36 21.4%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 -164 -35.5%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 0 -15 -50.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 0 +223 92.1%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 0 +5 10.2%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +39 40.2%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 +193 17.9%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +5 +3,261 60.5%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 0 +456 17.1%
  Totals: +6 +4,061 +38.6%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 25,687; in 2000 it was 37,535. The total population changed 46.1%. The adherent totals for 1990 (12,963) represent 50.5% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (15,367) include 40.9% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1990 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 11 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 11 groups had 10,524 adherents in 1990 and 14,585 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 1990 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 132 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Martin B. Bradley, Norman M. Green, Jr., Dale E. Jones, Mac Lynn, and Lou McNeil supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1990, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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