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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 % Change
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -1 -3,395 -48.7%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant -6 -145 -2.8%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 +241 25.8%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 0 -22 -23.4%
Catholic Church Catholic -1 +20,856 35.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant -1 +613 42.7%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 0 +333 17.5%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 -761 -30.4%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant -1 +576 60.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +1 +104 115.6%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant -2 +21 7.9%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +15 +1,336 2.9%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant -1 -517 -22.6%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +47 2.2%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +2 n.a. n.a.
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant -1 -1,226 -12.4%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +566 114.1%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +1 +950 10.5%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant -6 -24 -38.7%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox -1 n.a. n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +2 +296 35.4%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 0 +100 30.3%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 -115 -1.0%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 0 -180 -15.1%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant -1 -86 n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant +2 -2,149 -24.6%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +2 +105 136.4%
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant 0 0 0.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +656 601.8%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +2 -283 -15.5%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +11 -1,573 -8.4%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +1 +191 137.4%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -1 -706 -24.8%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant +3 -1,668 -12.7%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant -4 -1,819 -36.0%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +1 -4 -1.1%
  Totals: +18 +12,318 +5.7%

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 adherent totals for 1990 (216,375) represent 47.7% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (230,725) include 46.7% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 34 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 34 groups had 214,359 adherents in 1990 and 226,677 adherents in 2000, for a change of 5.7%

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 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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