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McAlester, OK, Micropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

24,501 724 3,044 12 1,500 908 15,148
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 121 2.6
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 103 2.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 689 15.0
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 7 0.2
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 1,500 32.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 2 183 4.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 6 655 14.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 183 4.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 8 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 589 12.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 378 8.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 13 1,166 25.4
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 37 0.8
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 312 6.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 118 2.6
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 30 0.7
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 162 3.5
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 179 3.9
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 916 20.0
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 422 9.2
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 181 3.9
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
9 2,175 47.5
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 12 0.3
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 217 4.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 503 11.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 138 3.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 62 1.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 43 17,403 379.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 2,240 48.9
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Totals: 135 30,689  

The population of the McAlester, OK, Micropolitan Statistical Area was 45,837 in 2010; in 2000 it was 43,953. The total population changed 4.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (30,689) included 67.0% of the total population in 2010.

McAlester, OK, Micropolitan Statistical Area includes Pittsburg County, Oklahoma.

* 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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