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Boone County, Kentucky

Denominational Groups, 2000

21,725 6,753   17,508 685 39,320
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
Catholic Church Catholic 5 17,508 203.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 19 13,604 158.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 4 2,282 26.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 4 2,248 26.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 6 2,203 25.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 2 1,501 17.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 1 1,275 14.8
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 1,100 12.8
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 1 1,098 12.8
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 850 9.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 1 672 7.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 3 503 5.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 2 434 5.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 4 381 4.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 332 3.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 161 1.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 2 100 1.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 93 1.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 1 85 1.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 77 0.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 1 77 0.9
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 39 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 1 35 0.4
Bahá'í Other Theology 0 13 0.2
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 65 46,671  
Total (Adjusted)**:   51,893  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 57,589; in 2000 it was 85,991. The total population changed 49.3%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (46,671) include 54.3% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (51,893) include 60.3% 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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