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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
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 35 3.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 2 240 24.2
Catholic Church Catholic 1 1,805 182.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 1 50 5.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 148 14.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 1 5 0.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 1 154 15.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 1 52 5.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 3 160 16.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 2 55 5.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 82 8.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 70 7.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 1 750 75.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 1 433 43.7
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 18 4,039  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 9,912. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (4,039) include 40.7% 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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