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Hawaii County, Hawaii

Denominational Groups, 2000

12,406 6,767   32,851 7,105 89,548
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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Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 1 7 0.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 19 3,116 21.0
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 50 0.3
Buddhism Other Theology 6 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 24 32,851 221.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 1 83 0.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 3 317 2.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 1 56 0.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 15 6,825 45.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 3 291 2.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 4 117 0.8
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 206 1.4
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 6 534 3.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 7 1,009 6.8
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 1 140 0.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 192 1.3
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 40 0.3
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 0 0.0
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 8 2,310 15.5
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 57 0.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 3 1,247 8.4
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 0 280 1.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 2 167 1.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 240 1.6
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1 80 0.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 4 1,577 10.6
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 4 771 5.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 5 884 6.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 12 2,267 15.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 22 2,959 19.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 4 456 3.1
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 168 59,129  
Total (Adjusted)**:   67,401  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 120,317; in 2000 it was 148,677. The total population changed 23.6%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (59,129) include 39.8% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (67,401) include 45.3% of the population.


*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. [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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