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Canyon County, Idaho

Denominational Groups, 2000

15,598 6,185   14,108 18,589 76,961
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
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 0 -362 -40.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +4 +437 41.0%
Catholic Church Catholic -2 +7,704 120.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 0 +520 62.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 -543 -51.0%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 0 -223 -57.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant -2 -21 -17.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +4 +140 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +24 +9,665 109.0%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 0 -109 -21.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant -1 +306 6.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +59 15.0%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant -1 -392 -46.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 -533 -66.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 +16 3.0%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 0 -146 -12.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +3 +271 95.0%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant -1 -149 -61.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant -2 -95 -8.0%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant +1 +40 n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -1 -427 -24.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +18 7.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +2 +12 1.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +1 +372 50.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 0 -61 -27.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -1 -624 -32.0%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 +71 52.0%
  Totals: +28 +15,946 +42.5%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 83,756; in 2000 it was 131,441. The total population changed 45.9%. The adherent totals for 1980 (37,681) represent 45.0% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (54,480) include 41.4% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1980 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 27 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 27 groups had 37,520 adherents in 1980 and 53,466 adherents in 2000, for a change of 42.5%

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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