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Jackson County, Missouri

Denominational Groups, 2000

139,311 73,563 1,175 101,207 20,240 319,384
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
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 3 237 0.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 9 2,003 3.1
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 1 95 0.2
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 1 245 0.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 32 15,574 23.8
Bahá'í Other Theology 3 385 0.6
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 373 0.6
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 4 368 0.6
Buddhism Other Theology 6 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 43 101,207 154.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 27 20,843 31.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 8 1,506 2.3
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant 1 56 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 7 653 1.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 5 392 0.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 13 5,578 8.5
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 209 0.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 20 5,588 8.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 27 4,166 6.4
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 42 10,785 16.5
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 9 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 16 6,136 9.4
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 436 0.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 2 160 0.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 11 2,638 4.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 2 154 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 1 43 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 3 187 0.3
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 4 730 1.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 930 1.4
Hindu Other Theology 2 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 7 5,600 8.6
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 1 105 0.2
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 269 0.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 1 19 0.0
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 3 7,100 10.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 17 8,813 13.5
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 1 21 0.0
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 4 6,659 10.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 5 532 0.8
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 143 0.2
Old Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 2 284 0.4
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 4 401 0.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 33 11,517 17.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 70 0.1
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 3 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 5 2,707 4.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 9 3,050 4.7
Sikh Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 98 75,521 115.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 2 518 0.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 7 1,920 2.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 57 27,771 42.4
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 110 0.2
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 2 279 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 3 232 0.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 169 0.3
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 571 335,496  
Total (Adjusted)**:   445,662  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 633,232; in 2000 it was 654,880. The total population changed 3.4%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (335,496) include 51.2% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (445,662) include 68.1% 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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