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