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Butler County, Ohio

Denominational Groups, 2000

53,282 27,139 195 43,390 4,800 204,001
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 2 126 0.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 5 3,409 10.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 5 2,095 6.3
Bahá'í Other Theology 1 42 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic 13 43,390 130.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 3 421 1.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 3 1,586 4.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 12 3,973 11.9
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 93 0.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 20 3,083 9.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 12 8,436 25.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 2 80 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 5 1,777 5.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 11 3,643 11.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 10 947 2.9
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 86 0.3
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 45 0.1
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant 1 94 0.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 4 1,455 4.4
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 155 0.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 9 4,303 12.9
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 2 131 0.4
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 63 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 195 0.6
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 4 3,796 11.4
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 1 43 0.1
Jain Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 2 900 2.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 1,389 4.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 1 173 0.5
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 41 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 1 2,000 6.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 2 153 0.5
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1 165 0.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 16 4,890 14.7
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 2 1,678 5.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 3 197 0.6
Sikh Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 40 20,893 62.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 1 81 0.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 5 1,966 5.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 25 9,399 28.2
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 1 526 1.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 4 888 2.7
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 243 128,806  
Total (Adjusted)**:   147,329  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 291,479; in 2000 it was 332,807. The total population changed 14.2%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (128,806) include 38.7% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (147,329) include 44.3% 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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