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Lafayette County, Mississippi

Denominational Groups, 2000

11,263 4,676   1,900 462 20,443
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 0 -9 -12.3%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 0 +13 25.0%
Catholic Church Catholic -1 +424 28.7%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 0 +69 37.5%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 0 +25 62.5%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +91 13.4%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 +306 66.1%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 -10 -14.1%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 0 -339 -68.8%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 0 +21 3.1%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +1 +190 n.a.
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +2 +792 8.9%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -2 +401 14.3%
  Totals: 0 +1,974 +12.4%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 31,826; in 2000 it was 38,744. The total population changed 21.7%. The adherent totals for 1990 (18,316) represent 57.6% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (18,301) include 47.2% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1990 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 13 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 13 groups had 15,908 adherents in 1990 and 17,882 adherents in 2000, for a change of 12.4%

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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