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Fairfield County, Ohio

Denominational Groups, 2000

10,778 18,641   14,314 1,196 77,830
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 Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 1 62 0.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 4 475 3.9
Bahá'í Other Theology 0 7 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic 6 14,314 116.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 7 2,927 23.8
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant 2 100 0.8
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 2 180 1.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 4 524 4.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 3 1,189 9.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 5 1,162 9.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 4 419 3.4
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 76 0.6
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 77 0.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 2 437 3.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 18 5,158 42.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 1 50 0.4
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 4 591 4.8
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 500 4.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 1,090 8.9
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 2 154 1.3
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 1 76 0.6
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 46 0.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 6 1,410 11.5
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 159 1.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 7 1,585 12.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 7 1,435 11.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 36 10,139 82.6
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 2 387 3.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 200 1.6
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 135 44,929  
Total (Adjusted)**:   50,356  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 103,461; in 2000 it was 122,759. The total population changed 18.7%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (44,929) include 36.6% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (50,356) include 41.0% 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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