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St. Joseph, MO-KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

31,117 560 12,061   10,179 3,039 70,373
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 40 15,279 120.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 33 6,536 51.3
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 16 10,179 79.9
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
12 7,386 58.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,030 8.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 2,881 22.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 2,037 16.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,617 12.7
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 6 1,092 8.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 568 4.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 259 2.0
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 365 2.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 596 4.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,411 11.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 265 2.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 1,532 12.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 170 1.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 576 4.5
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 217 1.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 562 4.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 603 4.7
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 45 0.4
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 24 0.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 34 0.3
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 43 0.3
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 35 0.3
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 32 0.3
Mennonite Christian Fellowship* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 88 0.7
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 2.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 73 0.6
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 171 1.3
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 62 0.5
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 808 6.3
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 72 0.6
Totals: 197 56,956  

The population of the St. Joseph, MO-KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 127,329 in 2010; in 2000 it was 122,336. The total population changed 4.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (56,956) included 44.7% of the total population in 2010.

St. Joseph, MO-KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 4 counties: Andrew County, Missouri, Buchanan County, Missouri, DeKalb County, Missouri, Doniphan County, Kansas.

* 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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.

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