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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
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 0 -190 -48.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 0 -22 -26.0%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant +1 +65 n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 0 +500 36.0%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 0 +132 109.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 0 +10 18.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +2 +125 19.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 +383 99.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 -10 -14.0%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant +2 +154 n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -2 -99 -12.0%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +2 +190 n.a.
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +3 +1,698 21.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -2 +500 18.0%
  Totals: 6 +3,436 +23.4%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 31,030; in 2000 it was 38,744. The total population changed 21.7%. The adherent totals for 1980 (14,656) represent 47.2% of the 1980 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 1980 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 14 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 14 groups had 14,656 adherents in 1980 and 18,092 adherents in 2000, for a change of 23.4%

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 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and include statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. Bernard Quinn, Herman Anderson, Martin Bradley, Paul Goetting and Peggy Shriver supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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