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


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