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Lyon County, Kansas

Denominational Groups, 2000

5,100 6,895   4,136 399 19,405
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 Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 2 361 10.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 2 456 12.7
Bah' Other Theology 1 23 0.6
Catholic Church Catholic 4 4,136 115.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 1 679 18.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 566 15.8
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 1 8 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 1 33 0.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 1 376 10.5
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 20 0.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 1 261 7.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 125 3.5
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 49 1.4
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 305 8.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 176 4.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 528 14.7
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 1 76 2.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 6 373 10.4
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 200 5.6
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 350 9.7
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 1 213 5.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 2 1,202 33.5
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 1 311 8.7
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 39 1.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 4 509 14.2
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 392 10.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 23 0.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 6 782 21.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 12 3,958 110.1
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 60 16,530  
Total (Adjusted)**:   18,586  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 34,732; in 2000 it was 35,935. The total population changed 3.5%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (16,530) include 46.0% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (18,586) include 51.7% 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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