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Boone County, Missouri

Religious Traditions, 2010

32,187 714 16,273 218 10,684 3,873 98,693
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 29 13,307 81.8
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 4 10,684 65.7
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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15 8,463 52.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 12 6,051 37.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 5,723 35.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 2,083 12.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 1,941 11.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,936 11.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,560 9.6
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 1,558 9.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,229 7.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 1,019 6.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 844 5.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 843 5.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 819 5.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 819 5.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 752 4.6
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 600 3.7
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 440 2.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 365 2.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 297 1.8
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 276 1.7
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 234 1.4
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 217 1.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 215 1.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 1.2
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 180 1.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 165 1.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 138 0.8
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 120 0.7
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 120 0.7
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 111 0.7
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 102 0.6
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 102 0.6
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 100 0.6
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 76 0.5
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 60 0.4
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 50 0.3
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 3 44 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 40 0.2
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 36 0.2
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 18 0.1
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 12 0.1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 167 63,949  

The population of Boone County, Missouri was 162,642 in 2010; in 2000 it was 135,454. The total population changed 20.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (63,949) included 39.3% 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.