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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
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 733 0.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 78 29,103 30.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 180 0.2
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 4,658 4.8
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 38,820 40.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 60 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 41 53,956 55.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 181 0.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 225 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 48 20,739 21.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 30 7,287 7.5
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 22 0.0
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 11 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 1,517 1.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 1,408 1.4
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 100 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 275 0.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 249 0.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 20 6,276 6.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 65 15,357 15.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 115 25,801 26.6
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 290 0.3
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 116 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 20 7,210 7.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 71 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 16 4,807 5.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 211 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 404 0.4
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 248 0.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 5,450 5.6
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
9 6,000 6.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 37 4,399 4.5
Jewish Other Judaism 2 2,084 2.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 18 6,836 7.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 455 0.5
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 3,508 3.6
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 1,254 1.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 30 12,553 12.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 313 0.3
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 411 0.4
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 1,114 1.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 370 0.4
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 38 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 17 2,730 2.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 225 259,533 267.3
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.4
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 196 0.2
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 538 0.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 821 0.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 101 87,377 90.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 145 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 482 0.5
Totals: 1,036 617,311  

The population of the Oklahoma City, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 971,042 in 1990; in 1980 it was 871,821. The total population changed 11.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (617,311) included 63.6% of the total population in 1990.

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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