Clay County, South Dakota
Denominational Groups, 2000
|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.
|Religious Bodies||Theology||Congregations||Adherents||% Change|
|American Baptist Churches in the USA||Mainline Protestant||0||+30||14.9%|
|Assemblies of God||Evangelical Protestant||0||+85||141.7%|
|Christian and Missionary Alliance, The||Evangelical Protestant||0||+59||62.1%|
|Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The||Other Theology||0||-13||-11.1%|
|Churches of Christ||Evangelical Protestant||0||-5||-20.0%|
|Episcopal Church||Mainline Protestant||0||+23||32.9%|
|Evangelical Lutheran Church in America||Mainline Protestant||0||-73||-2.7%|
|Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod||Evangelical Protestant||0||-112||-37.6%|
|Southern Baptist Convention||Evangelical Protestant||0||+40||58.8%|
|Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations||Other Theology||0||-2||-13.3%|
|United Church of Christ||Mainline Protestant||0||+149||46.7%|
|United Methodist Church, The||Mainline Protestant||-2||-223||-35.0%|
The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 13,186; in 2000 it was 13,537. The total population changed 2.7%. The adherent totals for 1990 (8,089) represent 61.3% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (6,401) include 47.3% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1990 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 13 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 13 groups had 8,030 adherents in 1990 and 6,390 adherents in 2000, for a change of -20.4%
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.