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Pennington County, South Dakota

Denominational Groups, 2000

14,681 14,662   24,694 1,544 32,984
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 1 25 0.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 2 395 4.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 3 1,671 18.9
Bahá'í Other Theology 1 85 1.0
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 9 24,694 278.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 1 133 1.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 546 6.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 185 2.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 2 67 0.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 1 79 0.9
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 1 30 0.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 3 1,341 15.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 1 45 0.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 3 196 2.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 3 1,137 12.8
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 3 875 9.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 7 7,479 84.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 1 49 0.6
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 38 0.4
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 1 188 2.1
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 1 80 0.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 7 3,532 39.9
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 1 180 2.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 8 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 443 5.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 3 1,755 19.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 67 0.8
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant 1 65 0.7
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 248 2.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 2 676 7.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 8 2,935 33.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 1 38 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 5 1,176 13.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 7 2,692 30.4
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 28 0.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 6 1,621 18.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 2 779 8.8
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 98 55,581  
Total (Adjusted)**:   61,776  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 81,343; in 2000 it was 88,565. The total population changed 8.9%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (55,581) include 62.8% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (61,776) include 69.8% 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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