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Denominational Groups, 2000

6,014 15,051   17,206 3,020 69,715
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 Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 1 249 2.6
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 1 33 0.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 2 264 2.8
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 188 2.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 152 1.6
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 627 6.5
Catholic Church Catholic 12 13,559 141.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 1 14 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 1 233 2.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 132 1.4
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 2 191 2.0
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 1 596 6.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 1 147 1.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 104 1.1
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 38 0.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 2 634 6.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 1 580 6.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 3 3,805 39.6
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 1 40 0.4
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 34 0.4
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 1 32 0.3
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 2 1,200 12.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 4 1,358 14.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 6 1,483 15.4
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 15 0.2
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 7 1,050 10.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 4 2,306 24.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 46 0.5
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 22 0.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 71 0.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 2 495 5.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 1 380 4.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 3 567 5.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 10 4,907 51.1
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 81 35,552  
The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 96,119. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (35,552) include 37.0% of the total population in 1990.

Source

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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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.