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Joplin, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

72,810 502 11,414   7,029 3,979 79,784
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 --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 126 0.8
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 2,716 17.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 40 0.3
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 339 2.2
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Buddhists Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 6,810 43.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 1,279 8.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 35 11,373 72.3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 289 1.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 420 2.7
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 33 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 1,869 11.9
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 26 0.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,513 9.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 2,755 17.5
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 5 528 3.4
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 1,141 7.3
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 85 0.5
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 152 1.0
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 45 0.3
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 125 0.8
Fundamental Methodist Conference, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 8 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 25 0.2
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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2 4,200 26.7
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 56 0.4
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 1 100 0.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,771 11.3
Mennonite Christian Fellowship* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 169 1.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups --- --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups --- --- ---
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 300 1.9
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 639 4.1
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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--- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,282 8.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 1,858 11.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 258 1.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 304 1.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 71 33,639 213.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal --- --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 31 8,307 52.8
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Totals: 277 84,630  

The population of the Joplin, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 157,322 in 2000; in 1990 it was 134,910. The total population changed 16.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (84,630) included 53.8% of the total population in 2000.

Joplin, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Jasper County, Missouri, Newton 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.