Economic and Social Survey of Albemarle County, Virginia

Economic and Social Survey of Albemarle County, Virginia

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: follows: CWt-13 CHURCH MEMBERSHIP DISTRIBUTED ACCORDING TO DENOMINATION (Census cf 1906, with proportion of white and colored Baptists estimated.) Detailed reports were received from more than half the churches in the county, and for the purpose of computing averages it has been assumed that these churches were representative of the whole number. Taie 18 gives the averages for membership and attendance in 1914, as based on these reports. Table 19 and Figure 14 show the number and percentage of the families of the several classes of population which attend church regularly, the number and percentage of families reporting church membership for husband or wife, and the denominational preference. If the white families interviewed in the survey are grouped in accordance with their tenure or relation to the land, it appears that of the land-owners' families, 70.0 per cent attend church regularly, of the tenant families, 60.0 per cent, and of the families of the hired men, 51.7 per cent. Sunday School attendance by the children was reported by 373 white families and 35 colored families, as shown in the table; missionary societies had members from 117 white families and 4 colored; the W. C. T. U. from 17 white families; ladies' aid societies from 67 white families; and young peoples' societies from 60 white and 19 colored families. Church Buildings and Expenses. Table 30 shows the average seating capacity and the average value of the church buildings, the average expenditures in 1914, the distance the pastors live from their churches, and the number of churches per pastor. The expenditures for preaching averaged $169,30 for the white churches and $131,10 for the colored churches. The average amounts raised for all purposes were $357.90 and $315.40...
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