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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 % Change
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -1 -450 -33.0%
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant +1 +20 n.a.
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +7 +2,062 172.0%
Catholic Church Catholic +6 +21,747 68.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +245 148.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 0 -53 -12.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +220 33.0%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant +1 -11 -3.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 0 +24 267.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +2 +68 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +459 +122,468 32.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 0 +1,203 633.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +106 45.0%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +2 +203 207.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 +1,366 50.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +513 327.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant -1 +866 32.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 0 +20 105.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +2 +3,144 n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +1 +800 n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +4 +507 n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +2 +3,054 266.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +1 +118 6.0%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 0 -24 -5.0%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant +1 -515 -14.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +168 131.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 0 -76 -14.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +3 +1,543 45.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +1 +331 82.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant +1 +239 47.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant +3 +859 23.0%
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 0 -19 -38.0%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 +131 147.0%
  Totals: +499 +160,877 +36.6%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 619,066; in 2000 it was 898,387. The total population changed 23.8%. The adherent totals for 1980 (439,433) represent 71.0% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (606,391) include 67.5% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1980 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 33 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 33 groups had 439,433 adherents in 1980 and 600,310 adherents in 2000, for a change of 36.6%

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 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and include statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. Bernard Quinn, Herman Anderson, Martin Bradley, Paul Goetting and Peggy Shriver supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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