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Jefferson County, Missouri

Denominational Groups, 2000

40,520 8,036   31,183 784 117,576
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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Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 3 173 0.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 1 261 1.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 10 1,856 9.4
Bahá'í Other Theology 0 37 0.2
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 5 454 2.3
Catholic Church Catholic 11 31,183 157.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 2 563 2.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 5 770 3.9
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 1 124 0.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 2 227 1.2
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 45 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 3 747 3.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 5 648 3.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 6 1,074 5.4
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 240 1.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 53 0.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 2 739 3.7
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 1,100 5.6
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 1 26 0.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 11 6,468 32.7
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 3 324 1.6
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1 500 2.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 5 826 4.2
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 72 0.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 34 26,350 133.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 5 2,191 11.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 15 3,403 17.2
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 1 69 0.4
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 141 80,523  
Total (Adjusted)**:   88,915  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 171,380; in 2000 it was 198,099. The total population changed 15.6%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (80,523) include 40.6% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (88,915) include 44.9% of the population.


*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. [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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