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Dare County, North Carolina

Denominational Groups, 2000

3,391 5,835   2,097 354 18,290
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 % Change
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant -1 +128 12.1%
Catholic Church Catholic +1 +1,119 114.4%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +1 +40 64.5%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 0 +6 18.8%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 0 +6 13.6%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 0 +117 63.2%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 0 0.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 +183 41.5%
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +7 13.2%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 +45 41.3%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant +1 +201 62.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +3 +771 76.2%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 0 -15 -25.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 0 +566 13.7%
  Totals: +5 +3,174 +37.4%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 22,746; in 2000 it was 29,967. The total population changed 31.7%. The adherent totals for 1990 (8,789) represent 38.6% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (11,677) include 39.0% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1990 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 14 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 14 groups had 8,496 adherents in 1990 and 11,670 adherents in 2000, for a change of 37.4%

Sources

The 2000 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and includes statistics for 149 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Dale E. Jones, Sherri Doty, Clifford Grammich, James E. Horsch, Richard Houseal, Mac Lynn, John P. Marcum, Kenneth M. Sanchagrin and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Religious Congregations & Membership in the United States, 2000, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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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