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Utah County, Utah

Denominational Groups, 2000

2,356 694   3,537 324,824 37,125
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 +450 152.0%
Catholic Church Catholic 0 +1,637 86.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 0 +18 106.0%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +502 +140,508 76.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 0 +22 40.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -1 -25 -47.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 +27 19.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +271 304.0%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +2 +246 n.a.
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 -173 -50.0%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 0 -6 -2.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +1 -39 -22.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +1 -160 -28.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 0 -269 -54.0%
  Totals: +506 +142,507 +75.5%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 218,106; in 2000 it was 368,536. The total population changed 39.8%. The adherent totals for 1980 (188,669) represent 86.5% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (331,411) include 89.9% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1980 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 14 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 14 groups had 188,669 adherents in 1980 and 331,176 adherents in 2000, for a change of 75.5%

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 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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