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Peoria County, Illinois

Religious Traditions, 2010

30,685 3,482 18,343 396 26,165 22,276 85,147
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 307 1.6
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 104 0.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 1,066 5.7
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 96 0.5
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 1,457 7.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 2,388 12.8
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 85 0.5
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 20 26,165 140.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 4 1,326 7.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 3 1,646 8.8
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 311 1.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 330 1.8
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 399 2.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 882 4.7
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 190 1.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 491 2.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 4 532 2.9
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 248 1.3
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 372 2.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 108 0.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 190 1.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 10 4,720 25.3
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 990 5.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 76 0.4
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 1.6
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 16 0.1
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 600 3.2
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 5,385 28.9
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 195 1.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 98 0.5
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 273 1.5
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 6 19,788 106.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 106 0.6
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 2,039 10.9
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 737 4.0
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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42 9,464 50.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 2,794 15.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,988 10.7
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 400 2.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 601 3.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 626 3.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 2,725 14.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 501 2.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 882 4.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 23 7,183 38.5
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 73 0.4
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 4 0.0
Totals: 232 101,347  

The population of Peoria County, Illinois was 186,494 in 2010; in 2000 it was 183,433. The total population changed 1.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (101,347) included 54.3% of the total population in 2010.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.


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