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Jefferson County, Missouri

Religious Traditions, 2010

40,846 496 6,917 260 30,495 925 138,794
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 2 310 1.4
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 186 0.9
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 11 30,495 139.4
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 106 0.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 2,371 10.8
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 521 2.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 113 0.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 366 1.7
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 43 0.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 572 2.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,024 4.7
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 31 0.1
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 11 5,528 25.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 156 0.7
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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10 2,238 10.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.5
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 176 0.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 39 27,355 125.1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 137 0.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 153 0.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 520 2.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 32 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 560 2.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 479 2.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 2,063 9.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 3,110 14.2
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 260 1.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 43 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 606 2.8
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 276 1.3
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 162 79,939  

The population of Jefferson County, Missouri was 218,733 in 2010; in 2000 it was 198,099. The total population changed 10.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (79,939) included 36.5% 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.