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Adams County, Illinois

Denominational Groups, 2000

10,837 13,160   15,933 737 27,610
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 +1 -2 -0.1%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 0 -116 -12.6%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 -24 -35.8%
Catholic Church Catholic -1 -1,559 -8.9%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -3 -218 -15.5%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 -276 -7.7%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 0 +87 20.6%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 0 -15 -19.5%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 0 -52 -29.4%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +3 2.3%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 -253 -9.5%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +1 -25 -20.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 +211 7.8%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 0 -38 -9.3%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 0 -410 -37.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +960 225.9%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 0 -18 -17.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 0 +57 8.9%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 0 +21 26.3%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 0 -462 -12.6%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -2 -894 -19.4%
  Totals: -4 -3,023 -7.2%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 66,090; in 2000 it was 68,277. The total population changed 3.3%. The adherent totals for 1990 (43,111) represent 65.2% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (40,667) include 59.6% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1990 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 21 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 21 groups had 42,176 adherents in 1990 and 39,153 adherents in 2000, for a change of -7.2%

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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