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Peoria County, Illinois

Denominational Groups, 2000

22,097 26,274 555 35,462 5,057 93,988
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 Adherence Rate
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 2 124 0.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 3 1,094 6.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 1 1,042 5.7
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 1 72 0.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 8 932 5.1
Bahá'í Other Theology 1 85 0.5
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 15 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic 19 35,462 193.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 5 2,491 13.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 3 597 3.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 3 240 1.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 2 104 0.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 3 855 4.7
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 199 1.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 5 547 3.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 5 605 3.3
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 800 4.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 4 1,009 5.5
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 105 0.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 3 357 2.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 10 6,404 34.9
Evangelical Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 1 731 4.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 2 133 0.7
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 71 0.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 555 3.0
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 1 38 0.2
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 3 800 4.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 9 5,716 31.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 3 174 1.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 4 509 2.8
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 5 3,027 16.5
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 107 0.6
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Baptist Associations/Fellowships Evangelical Protestant 5 1,397 7.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 10 3,593 19.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 3 2,480 13.5
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 601 3.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 3 585 3.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 10 3,604 19.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 1 290 1.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 6 1,745 9.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 26 9,938 54.2
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 1 162 0.9
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 50 0.3
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 180 89,445  
Total (Adjusted)**:   111,586  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 182,827; in 2000 it was 183,433. The total population changed 0.3%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (89,445) include 48.8% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (111,586) include 60.8% of the population.

Source

*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. www.glenmary.org [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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