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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
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +213 +36,925 7.9%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +6 +168 5.4%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +3 +2,203 110.3%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant +2 +373 8.9%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +206 101.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +320 91.4%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +1 -278 -5.3%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant +1 -21 -2.7%
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 0 +14 233.3%
Catholic Church Catholic 0 +15,068 39.2%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 0 -11 -2.7%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +327 58.8%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 0 -22 -5.9%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 0 +1,062 320.8%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 +1,002 32.6%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 +266 8.1%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 0 -29 -42.6%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 0 +54 11.9%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 0 +25 6.2%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 0 -595 -15.4%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +277 1457.9%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 0 +19 2.6%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 +85 63.0%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -1 -198 -17.7%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant -1 -24 -26.1%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -1 -33 -8.8%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant -1 n.a. n.a.
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant -1 +20 0.9%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant -1 -206 -29.7%
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -2 -150 -15.8%
  Totals: +220 +56,847 +10.5%

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 adherent totals for 1990 (542,439) represent 74.7% of the 1990 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 1990 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 29 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 29 groups had 539,954 adherents in 1990 and 596,801 adherents in 2000, for a change of 10.5%

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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