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Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

104,917 12,664 93,351 1,138 187,076 28,507 437,697
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 Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 268 0.4
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 572 0.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 22 5,336 7.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 6,039 8.8
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Berean Fundamental Church Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 246 0.4
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 17,244 25.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 91 157,787 230.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 5,231 7.6
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 280 0.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 15 5,273 7.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 7,765 11.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 170 0.2
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 5 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 129 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 877 1.3
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 106 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 56 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 15 6,652 9.7
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 66 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,475 2.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,653 2.4
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 1,645 2.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 13 4,758 6.9
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 860 1.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 61 40,848 59.6
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 693 1.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 646 0.9
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 114 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 124 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 4,650 6.8
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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4 4,575 6.7
Jewish Other Judaism 6 6,500 9.5
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 61 0.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 44 23,324 34.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 39 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 207 0.3
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 187 0.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 36 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 76 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 51 19,156 27.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 96 0.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 574 0.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 774 1.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 2,171 3.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 9,053 13.2
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 92 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 429 0.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 9,437 13.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 79 32,354 47.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 161 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,088 1.6
Totals: 601 381,953  

The population of the Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 685,797 in 1990; in 1980 it was 653,889. The total population changed 4.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (381,953) included 55.7% of the total population in 1990.

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 8 counties: Cass County, Nebraska, Douglas County, Nebraska, Harrison County, Iowa, Mills County, Iowa, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, Sarpy County, Nebraska, Saunders County, Nebraska, Washington County, Nebraska.

* 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.