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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 % Change
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +1 +16,761 +553.7%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +1,930 +65.0%
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 +957 +46.2%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -2 +539 +13.5%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints -2 +283 +17.7%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness -2 +261 +10.3%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +0 +211 +72.8%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 +107 +48.0%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints +0 +60 +101.7%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +1 +51 +8.7%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 +41 +19.2%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 +34 +65.4%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 +23 +46.0%
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist +0 +10 +22.2%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 +3 +2.9%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 +0 +0.0%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 -1 -0.9%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups +0 -5 -3.5%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -32 -26.0%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -61 -7.5%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -82 -44.1%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -116 -37.9%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -2 -133 -55.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist -1 -152 -28.8%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -154 -35.5%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -255 -45.9%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +1 -257 -30.2%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 -269 -4.3%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -325 -23.6%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -492 -19.8%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -2 -653 -4.6%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -2 -883 -26.8%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -5 -911 -65.4%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +2 -1,160 -15.0%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -2 -1,170 -40.1%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -3 -1,509 -28.1%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -1 -1,960 -17.4%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -2 -2,340 -35.7%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist -1 -2,438 -41.9%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -2 -3,762 -17.2%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -1 -16,186 -27.1%
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) --- --- ---
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 --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist +3 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
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 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: -23 -14,035 -8%

The population of the Peoria, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 379,186 in 2010; in 2000 it was 366,899. The total population changed 3.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (184,580) included 48.7% of the total population in 2010.

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.