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Jones County, Texas

Denominational Groups, 2000

9,846 1,460   1,723 1 7,755
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 -90 -41.3%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 0 -97 -22.6%
Catholic Church Catholic +1 +723 72.3%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 0 +50 40.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +40 3.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 -2 -0.5%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 0 +14 12.8%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 0 -22 -17.7%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 0 -100 -1.3%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 0 -372 -27.5%
  Totals: 0 +144 +1.1%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 16,490; in 2000 it was 20,785. The total population changed 26.0%. The adherent totals for 1990 (13,008) represent 78.9% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (13,030) include 62.7% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1990 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 10 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 10 groups had 12,788 adherents in 1990 and 12,932 adherents in 2000, for a change of 1.1%

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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