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Black Hawk County, Iowa

Religious Traditions, 2010

14,577 9,116 24,947 60 20,049 2,392 59,949
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 1 362 2.8
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 24 0.2
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 8 8,730 66.6
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 11 20,049 152.9
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,236 9.4
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 96 0.7
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 367 2.8
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 12 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 464 3.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 279 2.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 162 1.2
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 265 2.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 1,050 8.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 60 0.5
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 135 1.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 53 0.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 18 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 2,756 21.0
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 187 1.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 48 0.4
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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11 1,625 12.4
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 48 0.4
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 375 2.9
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 53 0.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 507 3.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 177 1.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 488 3.7
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 2,888 22.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,228 9.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 740 5.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 910 6.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 474 3.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 15 11,044 84.2
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 2,653 20.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 3,266 24.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 684 5.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 5,176 39.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 41 0.3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 970 7.4
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 119 0.9
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 143 1.1
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 924 7.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 195 1.5
Totals: 165 71,141  

The population of Black Hawk County, Iowa was 131,090 in 2010; in 2000 it was 128,012. The total population changed 2.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (71,141) 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.