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