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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 43 59,620 162.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 58 21,856 59.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 26 14,281 38.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 22 11,250 30.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 7,724 21.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 6,563 17.9
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 10 6,225 17.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 12 5,818 15.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 24 5,378 14.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 3,978 10.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 11 3,292 9.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 5 3,027 8.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 2,970 8.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 17 2,921 8.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 2,543 6.9
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 2,508 6.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 2,480 6.8
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 2,071 5.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 1,599 4.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 8 1,394 3.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,380 3.8
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 1,362 3.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 930 2.5
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 851 2.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 810 2.2
Jewish Other Judaism 3 800 2.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 585 1.6
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 555 1.5
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 542 1.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 527 1.4
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 434 1.2
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 309 0.8
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 306 0.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 290 0.8
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 277 0.8
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 242 0.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 223 0.6
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 214 0.6
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 186 0.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 150 0.4
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 143 0.4
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 123 0.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 107 0.3
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 105 0.3
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 105 0.3
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 94 0.3
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 71 0.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 65 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 59 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 52 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 50 0.1
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 45 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Unaffiliated Conservative Amish Mennonite Church* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 429 179,490  

The population of the Peoria, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 366,899 in 2000; in 1990 it was 358,552. The total population changed 2.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (179,490) included 48.9% of the total population in 2000.

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.