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Van Wert County, Ohio

Denominational Groups, 2000

3,157 7,022   2,679   16,801
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 Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 1 62 2.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 2 338 11.4
Catholic Church Catholic 1 2,679 90.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 244 8.2
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant 2 156 5.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 2 120 4.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 2 123 4.2
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 297 10.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 15 0.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 4 1,221 41.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 5 352 11.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 4 1,416 47.7
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1 200 6.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 3 861 29.0
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 32 1.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 17 0.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 1 56 1.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 1 456 15.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 15 4,117 138.8
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 1 96 3.2
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 51 12,858  
Total (Adjusted)**:   14,205  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 30,464; in 2000 it was 29,659. The total population changed -2.6%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (12,858) include 43.4% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (14,205) include 47.9% of the population.


*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. [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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