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Franklin County, Missouri

Denominational Groups, 2000

22,401 7,819   24,069 596 38,922
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 +1 +159 30.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +3 +496 69.0%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 0 +955 67.0%
Catholic Church Catholic +1 +3,579 18.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +1,180 126.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant -1 -87 -72.0%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +1 +292 101.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 0 -65 -15.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -1 +72 29.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 -56 -46.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +78 n.a.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +1 +356 214.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +1 +363 13.0%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant +2 +215 n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant +1 +36 n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -1 -515 -36.0%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +1 +156 339.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 0 -44 -28.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +5 +1,133 11.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 0 -394 -9.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant +2 -697 -23.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +90 n.a.
  Totals: +19 +7,302 +15.4%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 71,233; in 2000 it was 93,807. The total population changed 16.4%. The adherent totals for 1980 (47,641) represent 66.9% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (54,885) include 58.5% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1980 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 22 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 22 groups had 47,523 adherents in 1980 and 54,825 adherents in 2000, for a change of 15.4%

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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