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Dubuque County, Iowa

Denominational Groups, 2000

2,780 8,526 81 57,829 578 19,349
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 -20 -22.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 0 -100 -50.0%
Catholic Church Catholic -3 -2,057 -3.0%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 0 +130 41.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 0 +4 5.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 -77 -70.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 -214 -43.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +102 103.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant -2 -446 -11.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +1 +81 n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 0 -6 -6.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 +115 8.0%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -1 -698 -35.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +168 48.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 0 -17 -26.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +1 +106 104.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +1 +34 n.a.
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant +1 -106 -8.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -2 -886 -30.0%
  Totals: -3 +-3,887 -5.3%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 93,745; in 2000 it was 89,143. The total population changed 3.2%. The adherent totals for 1980 (73,608) represent 78.5% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (69,794) include 78.3% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1980 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 19 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 19 groups had 73,608 adherents in 1980 and 69,721 adherents in 2000, for a change of -5.3%

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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