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