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Deaf Smith County, Texas

Denominational Groups, 2000

5,857 1,919   7,475 10 3,300
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
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 4 337 17.6
Catholic Church Catholic 2 6,311 329.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 1 223 11.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 1 58 3.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 1 180 9.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 1 580 30.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 4 542 28.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 82 4.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 150 7.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 1 322 16.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 50 2.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 8 5,461 285.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 3 1,876 98.0
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 29 16,172  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 19,153. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (16,172) include 84.4% of the total population in 1990.

Source

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.

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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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