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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 42 43,434 114.5
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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86 20,020 52.8
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 6 19,788 52.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 56 18,094 47.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 24 13,628 35.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 21 9,290 24.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 26 6,564 17.3
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 10 5,956 15.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 4,900 12.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 4,517 11.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 4,223 11.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 3,869 10.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 11 3,380 8.9
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 3,028 8.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 2,804 7.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 2,409 6.4
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 2,039 5.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,988 5.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,882 5.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 15 1,751 4.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,055 2.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 930 2.5
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 749 2.0
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 737 1.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 636 1.7
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 600 1.6
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 594 1.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 501 1.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 483 1.3
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 400 1.1
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 399 1.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 375 1.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 330 0.9
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 307 0.8
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.8
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 280 0.7
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 255 0.7
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 248 0.7
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 195 0.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 190 0.5
Unaffiliated Conservative Amish Mennonite Church* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 169 0.4
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 138 0.4
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 119 0.3
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.3
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 108 0.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 106 0.3
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 104 0.3
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 96 0.3
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 91 0.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 86 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 73 0.2
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 55 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 45 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 43 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 16 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 4 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 522 184,580  

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.

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.