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Lancaster County, Nebraska

Denominational Groups, 2000

32,484 45,123 4,890 26,275 4,814 136,705
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 1 34 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 4 1,028 4.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 6 3,060 12.2
Bahá'í Other Theology 1 188 0.8
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 119 0.5
Buddhism Other Theology 2 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 17 26,275 105.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 8 1,184 4.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 7 2,224 8.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 4 1,637 6.5
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 42 0.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 1 88 0.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 1 86 0.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 8 2,292 9.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 152 0.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 1 375 1.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 3 328 1.3
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 101 0.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 4 1,657 6.6
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 505 2.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 3 1,225 4.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 16 12,662 50.6
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 1 110 0.4
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 60 0.2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 220 0.9
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 216 0.9
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox 2 4,650 18.6
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 3 2,160 8.6
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 1 148 0.6
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 2 700 2.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 15 12,950 51.7
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 1 105 0.4
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 42 0.2
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 2 1,218 4.9
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 63 0.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 11 5,826 23.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 2 340 1.4
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 3 1,041 4.2
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant 1 125 0.5
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 1,181 4.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 7 3,336 13.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 5 2,159 8.6
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 1 24 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 1 416 1.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 8 4,951 19.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 28 15,674 62.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 609 2.4
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 198 113,586  
Total (Adjusted)**:   127,768  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 213,641; in 2000 it was 250,291. The total population changed 17.2%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (113,586) include 45.4% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (127,768) include 51.0% 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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