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Cedar Rapids, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

35,376 433 45,263 545 48,594 5,096 122,633
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
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 45 17,934 69.5
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 30 48,594 188.4
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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26 7,764 30.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 22 15,648 60.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 5,279 20.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 20 10,395 40.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 2,021 7.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,958 7.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 829 3.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 2,076 8.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 415 1.6
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 639 2.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 3,744 14.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,712 6.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 2,337 9.1
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 774 3.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 865 3.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 161 0.6
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 1,416 5.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 677 2.6
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 67 0.3
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 77 0.3
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 180 0.7
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 84 0.3
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 300 1.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 545 2.1
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 433 1.7
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 124 0.5
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 380 1.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 120 0.5
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 25 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 101 0.4
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 300 1.2
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 18 0.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 25 0.1
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 41 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 119 0.5
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 49 0.2
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 165 0.6
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 800 3.1
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 2,852 11.1
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 309 1.2
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 48 0.2
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 308 1.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 820 3.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 1,247 4.8
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 232 0.9
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 300 1.2
Totals: 290 135,307  

The population of the Cedar Rapids, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 257,940 in 2010; in 2000 it was 237,230. The total population changed 8.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (135,307) included 52.5% of the total population in 2010.

Cedar Rapids, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 3 counties: Benton County, Iowa, Jones County, Iowa, Linn County, Iowa.

* 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.