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Rockford, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

59,123 5,544 34,426 1,248 69,793 4,878 174,419
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 17 69,793 199.7
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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49 29,166 83.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 26 15,662 44.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 27 10,198 29.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 11 7,096 20.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 5,663 16.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 8 3,548 10.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 3,328 9.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 3,320 9.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 3,140 9.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 2,075 5.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 2,021 5.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,626 4.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 1,550 4.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,527 4.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,508 4.3
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 1,166 3.3
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 1,000 2.9
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 896 2.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 791 2.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 606 1.7
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 1.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 600 1.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 596 1.7
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 3 580 1.7
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 571 1.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 559 1.6
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 505 1.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 505 1.4
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 501 1.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 440 1.3
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 413 1.2
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 343 1.0
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 309 0.9
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 256 0.7
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 232 0.7
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 231 0.7
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 216 0.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 192 0.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 191 0.5
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 180 0.5
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 143 0.4
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 138 0.4
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 124 0.4
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 106 0.3
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 79 0.2
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 74 0.2
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 71 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 71 0.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 70 0.2
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 68 0.2
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 54 0.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 51 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 46 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 37 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 31 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 15 0.0
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 14 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 10 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 1 0.0
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 7 --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 2 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 318 175,012  

The population of the Rockford, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 349,431 in 2010; in 2000 it was 320,204. The total population changed 9.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (175,012) included 50.1% of the total population in 2010.

Rockford, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Boone County, Illinois, Winnebago 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.