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Lawrence, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

11,142 297 10,753 46 9,243 3,102 76,243
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 13 4,337 43.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 525 5.3
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 5 7,364 73.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,777 17.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 765 7.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,231 12.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,259 12.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 944 9.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,665 16.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 273 2.7
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 138 1.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 325 3.3
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 170 1.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 1,921 19.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 119 1.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 1,052 10.5
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 326 3.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 733 7.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 70 0.7
Buddhists Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 560 5.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 69 0.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 110 1.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 418 4.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 330 3.3
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 27 0.3
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 450 4.5
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 82 0.8
Jewish Other Judaism 1 150 1.5
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 80 0.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 1,113 11.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 58 0.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 134 1.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 500 5.0
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 84 29,075  

The population of the Lawrence, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 99,962 in 2000; in 1990 it was 81,798. The total population changed 22.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (29,075) included 29.1% of the total population in 2000.

Lawrence, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Douglas 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.