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Peoria, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

71,701 3,482 42,119 396 43,434 23,448 194,606
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 47 59,912 154.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 58 31,225 80.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 25 13,964 36.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 22 12,865 33.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 11,801 30.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 8,667 22.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 12 7,026 18.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 6,653 17.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 12 4,854 12.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 4,399 11.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 3,906 10.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 2,865 7.4
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 14 2,586 6.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 8 2,175 5.6
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,770 4.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,601 4.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,431 3.7
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,132 2.9
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,090 2.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 1,081 2.8
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 1,076 2.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 862 2.2
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 744 1.9
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 735 1.9
Jewish Other Judaism 1 584 1.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 504 1.3
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 475 1.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 358 0.9
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 238 0.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 227 0.6
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 215 0.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 213 0.5
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 203 0.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 202 0.5
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 131 0.3
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 119 0.3
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 113 0.3
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 69 0.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 67 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 67 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 61 0.2
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 43 0.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 10 0.0
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 9 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Totals: 392 188,328  

The population of the Peoria, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 387,732 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (188,328) included 48.6% of the total population in 1980.

Peoria, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 5 counties: Marshall County, Illinois, Peoria County, Illinois, Stark County, Illinois, Tazewell County, Illinois, Woodford County, Illinois.

* 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.