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Osage County, Missouri

Denominational Groups, 2000

2,119 553   6,812   3,578
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
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 1 76 6.3
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 45 3.7
Catholic Church Catholic 12 7,947 661.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 5 448 37.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 2 166 13.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 7 1,222 101.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 3 174 14.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 3 491 40.9
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 34 10,569  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 12,018. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (10,569) include 87.9% of the total population in 1990.


The 1990 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 132 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Martin B. Bradley, Norman M. Green, Jr., Dale E. Jones, Mac Lynn, and Lou McNeil supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1990, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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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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