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Wyoming

Denominational Groups, 2000

56,063 45,756 100 80,421 48,385 263,057
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
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 143 47,129 95.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 78 17,101 34.6
Catholic Church Catholic 73 80,421 162.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 49 8,668 17.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 46 5,067 10.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 44 11,113 22.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 42 11,431 23.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 32 2,206 4.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 31 6,600 13.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 24 1,538 3.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 21 10,038 20.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 20 3,582 7.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 18 1,767 3.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 17 1,744 3.5
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 14 1,132 2.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 14 2,049 4.2
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 13 1,909 3.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 11 2,139 4.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 10 288 0.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 8 1,062 2.2
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 6 259 0.5
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 6 1,176 2.4
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Baptist Associations/Fellowships Evangelical Protestant 5 531 1.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 5 1,536 3.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 4 0 0.0
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 4 765 1.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 4 2,240 4.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 4 330 0.7
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 4 3,240 6.6
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 4 349 0.7
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 3 88 0.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 3 182 0.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 3 194 0.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 2 38 0.1
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 2 430 0.9
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 2 1,015 2.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 2 394 0.8
Bahá'í Other Theology 2 233 0.5
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 2 263 0.5
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 1 72 0.2
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 1 100 0.2
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 1 42 0.1
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 1 123 0.3
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 5 0.0
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant 1 35 0.1
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 38 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 63 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 790 230,725  
Total (Adjusted)**:   255,581  
The population of these 23 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 453,588; in 2000 it was 493,782. The total population changed 8.9%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (230,725) include 46.7% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (255,581) include 51.8% of the population.

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*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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