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Kansas City, MO-KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

415,008 53,159 199,375 3,021 256,638 74,485 1,007,656
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 118 256,638 127.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 312 156,792 78.0
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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302 104,663 52.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 188 100,372 50.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 111 36,008 17.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 58 33,991 16.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 90 32,465 16.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 55 29,460 14.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 68 22,461 11.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 66 20,297 10.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 65 19,525 9.7
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 44 19,090 9.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 55 15,020 7.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 51 12,931 6.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 29 11,264 5.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 28 10,964 5.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 76 10,052 5.0
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 35 9,904 4.9
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 36 8,202 4.1
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 9 7,217 3.6
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 18 7,078 3.5
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 6,595 3.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 23 6,579 3.3
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 3 5,357 2.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 4,915 2.4
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 7 3,889 1.9
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 6 3,843 1.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 3,819 1.9
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 3,712 1.8
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 3,378 1.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 2,641 1.3
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 2,354 1.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 2,011 1.0
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 1,942 1.0
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 2 1,912 1.0
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 11 1,842 0.9
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,225 0.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,222 0.6
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 1,200 0.6
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,197 0.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,178 0.6
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,073 0.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,046 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 1,016 0.5
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 968 0.5
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 884 0.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 882 0.4
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 5 773 0.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 758 0.4
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 750 0.4
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 680 0.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 651 0.3
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 2 560 0.3
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 535 0.3
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 472 0.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 427 0.2
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 418 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 389 0.2
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 7 386 0.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 364 0.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 343 0.2
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 314 0.2
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 270 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 240 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 218 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 195 0.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 177 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 153 0.1
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 126 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 117 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 110 0.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 102 0.1
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 102 0.1
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 96 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 93 0.0
Mennonite Christian Fellowship* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 92 0.0
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 87 0.0
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 85 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 80 0.0
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 80 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 68 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 65 0.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 63 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 54 0.0
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 38 0.0
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 25 0.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 15 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 15 0.0
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 15 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 11 0.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 11 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 6 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 7 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 38 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 11 --- ---
Totals: 2,271 1,001,686  

The population of the Kansas City, MO-KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,009,342 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,811,254. The total population changed 10.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,001,686) included 49.9% of the total population in 2010.

Kansas City, MO-KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 14 counties: Bates County, Missouri, Caldwell County, Missouri, Cass County, Missouri, Clay County, Missouri, Clinton County, Missouri, Jackson County, Missouri, Johnson County, Kansas, Lafayette County, Missouri, Leavenworth County, Kansas, Linn County, Kansas, Miami County, Kansas, Platte County, Missouri, Ray County, Missouri, Wyandotte County, Kansas.

* 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.