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Henderson County, North Carolina

Denominational Groups, 2000

32,018 11,644   5,059 1,059 39,393
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 +2 +169 307.3%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +2 +264 65.2%
Catholic Church Catholic 0 +2,944 139.2%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +40 18.5%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +1 +241 68.9%
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 +6 28.6%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +1 +176 48.2%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 0 +53 10.8%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +77 33.5%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 -355 -13.8%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 +245 25.0%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 0 +61 25.4%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 0 +115 85.2%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 +18 8.3%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 0 -329 -13.8%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +1 +461 94.9%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +111 198.2%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +2 +393 22.5%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +2 +2,499 11.3%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 0 +146 136.4%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 0 -44 -8.9%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 0 +558 11.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +61 21.6%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 +8 9.5%
  Totals: +12 +7,918 +19.2%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 69,285; in 2000 it was 89,173. The total population changed 28.7%. The adherent totals for 1990 (42,045) represent 60.7% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (49,780) include 55.8% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1990 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 24 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 24 groups had 41,197 adherents in 1990 and 49,115 adherents in 2000, for a change of 19.2%

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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