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Salt Lake County, Utah

Denominational Groups, 2000

18,477 18,022 4,111 53,548 512,233 291,996
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
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 1,198 503,476 560.4
Catholic Church Catholic 22 53,548 59.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 17 4,977 5.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 12 3,264 3.6
Buddhism Other Theology 10 n.a. n.a.
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 9 4,552 5.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 8 3,275 3.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 5 3,565 4.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 5 4,077 4.5
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 4 4,200 4.7
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 4 353 0.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 4 2,159 2.4
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 4 507 0.6
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 3 3,482 3.9
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 3 301 0.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 3 488 0.5
Bahá'í Other Theology 3 338 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 3 744 0.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 3 920 1.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 3 670 0.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 341 0.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 2 1,393 1.6
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 123 0.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 883 1.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 2 3,144 3.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 2 391 0.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 2 410 0.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 2 68 0.1
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 2 628 0.7
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 2 296 0.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 2 140 0.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 2 737 0.8
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 31 0.0
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Sikh Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 1 462 0.5
Hindu Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 1 20 0.0
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox 1 15 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 1 20 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 68 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 1 428 0.5
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 134 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 1 46 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 129 0.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 1 470 0.5
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 800 0.9
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 39 0.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 1 26 0.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 220 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 1 33 0.0
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 1,369 606,391  
Total (Adjusted)**:   675,059  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 725,956; in 2000 it was 898,387. The total population changed 23.8%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (606,391) include 67.5% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (675,059) include 75.1% 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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