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Lewis and Clark County, Montana

Religious Traditions, 2010

7,372   5,134 15 8,800 3,202 38,872
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 8 8,800 138.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 2,965 46.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 2,685 42.4
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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10 1,587 25.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 1,500 23.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,268 20.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 904 14.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 679 10.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 550 8.7
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 544 8.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 419 6.6
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 405 6.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 290 4.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 242 3.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 218 3.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 202 3.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 161 2.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 151 2.4
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 128 2.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 120 1.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 112 1.8
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 103 1.6
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 99 1.6
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 93 1.5
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 69 1.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 65 1.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 55 0.9
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 46 0.7
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 33 0.5
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 15 0.2
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 11 0.2
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 4 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 83 24,523  

The population of Lewis and Clark County, Montana was 63,395 in 2010; in 2000 it was 55,716. The total population changed 13.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (24,523) included 38.7% 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.