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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 Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 75 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 20 4,555 5.9
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 652 0.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 5,800 7.6
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 250 0.3
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 235 0.3
Buddhists Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 93 179,529 234.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 8,189 10.7
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 16 4,713 6.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 7,626 9.9
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 178 0.2
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 138 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 562 0.7
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 111 0.1
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 26 8,133 10.6
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 87 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,962 2.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,780 2.3
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 13 2,206 2.9
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 118 0.2
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,041 1.4
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 14 4,213 5.5
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 1,762 2.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,218 1.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 60 43,864 57.2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 692 0.9
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 557 0.7
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 73 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 111 0.1
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 877 1.1
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 498 0.6
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,700 2.2
Hindus Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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3 1,170 1.5
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 131 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 5 6,500 8.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 44 25,385 33.1
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 33 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 90 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 190 0.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 1,609 2.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 130 0.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 189 0.2
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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--- --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 526 0.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 50 16,078 21.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 293 0.4
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 485 0.6
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 2,368 3.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 2,069 2.7
Sikh Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 12,201 15.9
Tao Other Other Groups --- --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 285 0.4
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 429 0.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 6,742 8.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 83 29,108 37.9
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 290 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 25 0.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,077 1.4
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 660 391,351  

The population of the Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 767,041 in 2000; in 1990 it was 685,797. The total population changed 11.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (391,351) included 51.0% of the total population in 2000.

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.