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Barry County, Missouri

Denominational Groups, 2000

15,567 2,644   2,356 273 13,170
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
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 9 713 21.0
Bahá'í Other Theology 0 5 0.2
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 3 164 4.8
Catholic Church Catholic 4 2,356 69.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 1 254 7.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 5 902 26.5
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant 1 28 0.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 1 268 7.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 2 340 10.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 10 560 16.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 97 2.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 55 1.6
Fundamental Methodist Conference, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 3 518 15.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 409 12.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 5 532 15.6
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 2 70 2.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 2 383 11.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 30 11,331 333.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 8 1,855 54.5
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 91 20,840  
Total (Adjusted)**:   22,961  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 27,547; in 2000 it was 34,010. The total population changed 23.5%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (20,840) include 61.3% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (22,961) include 67.5% 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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