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Billings, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

21,621 123 12,980 100 19,284 8,167 96,659
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
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 1.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,310 8.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 136 0.9
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 17 19,284 121.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 310 2.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 4 425 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 16 7,540 47.4
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 201 1.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 317 2.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 2 310 2.0
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 256 1.6
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 802 5.0
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 67 0.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 14 5,881 37.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 4,675 29.4
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 2 --- ---
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 9 3,336 21.0
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
13 5,989 37.7
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 130 0.8
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.6
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 514 3.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 412 2.6
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 135 0.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 131 0.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 507 3.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 2,939 18.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 75 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,973 12.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 3,206 20.2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 159 1.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 249 1.6
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 291 1.8
Totals: 199 62,275  

The population of the Billings, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 158,934 in 2010; in 2000 it was 139,946. The total population changed 13.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (62,275) included 39.2% of the total population in 2010.

Billings, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 3 counties: Carbon County, Montana, Golden Valley County, Montana, Yellowstone County, Montana.

* 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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