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Botetourt County, Virginia

Denominational Groups, 2000

12,514 2,724   664 950 13,644
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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Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Bahá'í Other Theology 0 13 0.4
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 1 36 1.2
Catholic Church Catholic 1 664 21.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 1 218 7.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 97 3.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 3 194 6.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 2 98 3.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 2 937 30.7
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 12 2,070 67.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 19 0.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 2 167 5.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 3 441 14.5
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 55 1.8
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 700 23.0
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 1 83 2.7
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 1 39 1.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 5 562 18.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 186 6.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 19 8,227 269.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 13 1,554 51.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 492 16.1
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 73 16,852  
Total (Adjusted)**:   19,003  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 24,992; in 2000 it was 30,496. The total population changed 22.0%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (16,852) include 55.3% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (19,003) include 62.3% of the population.


*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. [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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