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Oklahoma City, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

489,731 24,183 123,969 1,894 80,120 35,021 498,069
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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 58 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 733 0.8
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 2,360 2.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 73 15,549 17.8
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 3,959 4.5
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 86 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 40 42,950 49.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 103 0.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 125 0.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 47 22,474 25.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 29 6,690 7.7
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 4,147 4.8
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 2 135 0.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 3,384 3.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 1,182 1.4
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 77 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 193 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 10 3,971 4.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 63 16,910 19.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 108 25,278 29.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 172 0.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 22 8,550 9.8
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 14 4,076 4.7
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 364 0.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,383 1.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 372 0.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 45 4,513 5.2
Jewish Other Judaism 2 1,215 1.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 15 5,786 6.6
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 23 0.0
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 101 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 150 0.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 568 0.7
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 39 0.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 28 12,600 14.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 176 0.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 674 0.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 575 0.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 13 2,125 2.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 209 204,067 234.1
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 337 0.4
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 427 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 384 0.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 105 85,594 98.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 324 0.4
Totals: 949 485,079  

The population of the Oklahoma City, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 871,821 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (485,079) included 55.6% of the total population in 1980.

Oklahoma City, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 7 counties: Canadian County, Oklahoma, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, Grady County, Oklahoma, Lincoln County, Oklahoma, Logan County, Oklahoma, McClain County, Oklahoma, Oklahoma 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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