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Ector County, Texas

Denominational Groups, 2000

42,057 7,225 135 15,272 1,039 55,395
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 % Change
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +1 -1,484 -59.2%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant -1 -511 -57.4%
Catholic Church Catholic 0 -206 -1.3%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 0 +176 28.6%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +1 +280 24.5%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 0 -55 -26.8%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant -1 +25 7.3%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 0 +36 4.8%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 0 -117 -20.4%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -2 -797 -21.8%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +1 -564 -70.9%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +2 -191 -25.2%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 -186 -21.5%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 0 +650 14.0%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 0 +106 84.1%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 0 -20 -46.5%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +2 +125 166.7%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 -654 -88.5%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 0 -89 -61.8%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -1 -425 -23.3%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +117 77.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +5 -3,525 -11.2%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 0 -16 -47.1%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 0 -2,031 -34.9%
  Totals: +8 -9,356 -12.7%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 118,934; in 2000 it was 121,123. The total population changed 1.8%. The adherent totals for 1990 (76,309) represent 64.2% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (65,728) include 54.3% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1990 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 24 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 24 groups had 73,612 adherents in 1990 and 64,256 adherents in 2000, for a change of -12.7%

Sources

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.

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