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Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

Religious Traditions, 2010

37,727 327 4,971   1,534 35 24,848
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 42 28,269 407.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 3,806 54.8
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
10 2,563 36.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 16 1,845 26.6
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 3 1,534 22.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 911 13.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 826 11.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 2 557 8.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 441 6.4
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 435 6.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 426 6.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 401 5.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 377 5.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 303 4.4
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 292 4.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 204 2.9
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 186 2.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 168 2.4
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 161 2.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 157 2.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 156 2.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 137 2.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 2 134 1.9
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 124 1.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 105 1.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 25 0.4
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 24 0.3
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 17 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 10 0.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Totals: 140 44,594  

The population of Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma was 69,442 in 2010; in 2000 it was 65,521. The total population changed 6.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (44,594) included 64.2% 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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