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Butler County, Kansas

Denominational Groups, 2000

9,893 12,151   6,585 412 30,441
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 64 1.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 8 4,222 71.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 4 666 11.2
Bahá'í Other Theology 0 23 0.4
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 7 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic 3 6,585 110.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 5 2,592 43.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 5 819 13.8
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 2 931 15.7
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 1 244 4.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 1 34 0.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 1 389 6.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 3 210 3.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 5 413 6.9
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 78 1.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 206 3.5
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 64 1.1
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 300 5.0
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 1 314 5.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 699 11.8
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 1 185 3.1
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 2 634 10.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 2 473 8.0
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 178 3.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 48 0.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 10 4,069 68.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 2 181 3.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 14 4,413 74.2
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 81 29,041  
Total (Adjusted)**:   32,262  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 50,580; in 2000 it was 59,482. The total population changed 17.6%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (29,041) include 48.8% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (32,262) include 54.2% 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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