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Cerro Gordo County, Iowa

Religious Traditions, 2010

6,871   15,231 200 6,672 970 14,207
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
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 4,856 110.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 8 8,272 187.4
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 5 6,672 151.1
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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5 861 19.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,080 24.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 287 6.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 750 17.0
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 366 8.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 185 4.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 168 3.8
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 292 6.6
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 480 10.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 85 1.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 45 1.0
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 158 3.6
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 119 2.7
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 2.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 206 4.7
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 264 6.0
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 69 1.6
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 72 1.6
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 51 1.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 4.5
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 2,062 46.7
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 7.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 313 7.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 90 2.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 384 8.7
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 234 5.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 341 7.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 114 2.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 32 0.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 12 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 262 5.9
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 57 1.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 95 2.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 12 0.3
Totals: 71 29,944  

The population of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa was 44,151 in 2010; in 2000 it was 46,447. The total population changed -4.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (29,944) included 67.8% 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.