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Clay County, South Dakota

Denominational Groups, 2000

613 3,840   1,820 128 7,136
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 Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 2 180 13.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 1 225 16.4
Catholic Church Catholic 2 1,900 138.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 1 54 3.9
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 42 3.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 13 1.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 135 9.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 7 2,387 174.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 203 14.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 1 12 0.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 2 381 27.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 5 710 51.9
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 25 6,242  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 13,689. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (6,242) include 45.6% of the total population in 1980.


The 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and includes statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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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