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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 % Change
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant -1 -185 -12.7%
Catholic Church Catholic +1 +8,113 86.4%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +31 67.4%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 0 +188 9.3%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -1 +809 54.9%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 0 -12 -12.4%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +2 +288 134.0%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 0 +318 89.8%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 0 -14 -13.1%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 0 -32 -24.2%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +8 2.1%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 +70 26.7%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 +323 27.4%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 0 -200 -19.0%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 0 +110 34.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +3 +964 7.6%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -1 +259 13.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 0 -57 -59.4%
  Totals: +3 +10,981 +33.1%

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 adherent totals for 1990 (34,212) represent 59.4% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (46,671) include 54.3% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1990 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 18 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 18 groups had 33,206 adherents in 1990 and 44,187 adherents in 2000, for a change of 33.1%

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 1990 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 132 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Martin B. Bradley, Norman M. Green, Jr., Dale E. Jones, Mac Lynn, and Lou McNeil supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1990, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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