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Yellowstone County, Montana

Religious Traditions, 2010

20,845 123 11,920 100 17,155 7,761 90,068
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 1 123 0.8
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 5 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 175 1.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,310 8.9
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 130 0.9
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 12 17,155 115.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 230 1.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 3 398 2.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 2 110 0.7
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 64 0.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 14 7,140 48.3
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 201 1.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 317 2.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1 280 1.9
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 256 1.7
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 718 4.9
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 67 0.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 11 5,591 37.8
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 4,675 31.6
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 1 --- ---
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 4 0.0
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 5 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 3,084 20.8
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 25 0.2
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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12 5,908 39.9
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 130 0.9
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.7
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 514 3.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 412 2.8
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 135 0.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 131 0.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 431 2.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 2,796 18.9
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 75 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,748 11.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 2,772 18.7
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 159 1.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 135 0.9
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 291 2.0
Totals: 164 57,904  

The population of Yellowstone County, Montana was 147,972 in 2010; in 2000 it was 129,352. The total population changed 14.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (57,904) included 39.1% 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.


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