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Gloucester County, Virginia

Denominational Groups, 2000

7,366 4,845   1,623 293 20,653
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 0 +318 521.0%
Catholic Church Catholic 0 +1,219 302.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +10 29.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +1 +168 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 0 +219 313.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +1 +45 n.a.
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +43 75.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant -1 -393 -50.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +1 +280 n.a.
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 0 +64 118.0%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 0 +173 26.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +24 n.a.
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +2 +2,467 60.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant +1 +788 32.0%
  Totals: +6 +5,425 +62.4%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 20,107; in 2000 it was 34,780. The total population changed 15.4%. The adherent totals for 1980 (8,698) represent 43.3% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (14,127) include 40.6% 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 8,698 adherents in 1980 and 14,123 adherents in 2000, for a change of 62.4%

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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