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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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 93 187,076 216.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 56 35,602 41.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 77 29,896 34.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 43 25,326 29.3
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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60 15,928 18.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 32 13,404 15.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 36 12,238 14.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 11,622 13.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 45 11,560 13.4
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 12 8,852 10.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 23 8,465 9.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 6,767 7.8
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 6,124 7.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 5,501 6.4
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 4,616 5.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 21 3,589 4.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 12 3,589 4.1
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 5 3,392 3.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 14 2,729 3.2
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 15 2,237 2.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 11 2,215 2.6
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 2,061 2.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,963 2.3
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 10 1,890 2.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 1,765 2.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,716 2.0
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,380 1.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,365 1.6
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 1,301 1.5
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,290 1.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,173 1.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,157 1.3
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 1,071 1.2
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 693 0.8
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 675 0.8
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 525 0.6
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 2 525 0.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 467 0.5
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 2 430 0.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 425 0.5
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 386 0.4
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 385 0.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 339 0.4
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 315 0.4
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 308 0.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 299 0.3
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 258 0.3
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 252 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 236 0.3
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 223 0.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 217 0.3
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 189 0.2
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 187 0.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 166 0.2
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 158 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 143 0.2
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 126 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 123 0.1
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 113 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 111 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 103 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 81 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 65 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 52 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 48 0.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 25 0.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 23 0.0
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 15 0.0
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 15 0.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 10 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 2 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 15 --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Totals: 815 427,653  

The population of the Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 865,350 in 2010; in 2000 it was 767,041. The total population changed 12.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (427,653) included 49.4% of the total population in 2010.

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.