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Sierra County, New Mexico

Denominational Groups, 2000

1,642 325   2,557 238 8,508
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 2 111 13.1
Catholic Church Catholic 6 1,904 225.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 129 15.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 1 17 2.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 1 95 11.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 1 51 6.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 3 191 22.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 108 12.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 92 10.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 37 4.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 1 438 51.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 1 416 49.2
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 20 3,589  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 8,454. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (3,589) include 42.5% 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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