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


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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