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Wayne County, Missouri

Denominational Groups, 2000

3,836 475   333 69 8,546
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 4 263 23.3
Catholic Church Catholic 2 353 31.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 3 287 25.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 2 393 34.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 89 7.9
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 44 3.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 46 4.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 33 2.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 15 2,337 207.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 10 687 60.9
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 41 4,532  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 11,277. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (4,532) include 40.2% of the total population in 1980.


The 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and includes statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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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