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Frederick County, Virginia

Denominational Groups, 2000

7,226 11,212     26 40,745
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
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 2 151 2.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 5 580 9.8
Bahá'í Other Theology 0 26 0.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 2 279 4.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 931 15.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 1 1,489 25.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 1 51 0.9
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 3 445 7.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 2 1,074 18.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 6 1,020 17.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 132 2.2
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 1,200 20.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 1 118 2.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 114 1.9
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 1 133 2.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 105 1.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 11 2,513 42.4
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 157 2.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 5 1,752 29.6
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 1 73 1.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 32 6,121 103.4
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 82 18,464  
Total (Adjusted)**:   20,689  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 67,670; in 2000 it was 59,209. The total population changed -12.5%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (18,464) include 31.2% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (20,689) include 34.9% 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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