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Columbia, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

32,187 714 16,273 218 10,684 3,873 98,693
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 29 13,307 81.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 5,723 35.2
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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15 8,463 52.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 12 6,051 37.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,936 11.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 843 5.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 1,941 11.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,560 9.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 2,083 12.8
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 4 10,684 65.7
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 234 1.4
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 3 44 0.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 215 1.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 165 1.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 819 5.0
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 111 0.7
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 276 1.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 844 5.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 365 2.2
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 50 0.3
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 217 1.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,229 7.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 1,019 6.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 819 5.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 120 0.7
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 102 0.6
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 102 0.6
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 120 0.7
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 60 0.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 752 4.6
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 1,558 9.6
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 36 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 1.2
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 12 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 100 0.6
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 600 3.7
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 76 0.5
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 180 1.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 440 2.7
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 18 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 138 0.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 297 1.8
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 40 0.2
Totals: 167 63,949  

The population of the Columbia, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 162,642 in 2010; in 2000 it was 135,454. The total population changed 20.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (63,949) included 39.3% of the total population in 2010.

Columbia, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Boone County, Missouri.

* 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.