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Sioux City, IA-NE-SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

24,156 126 33,536 450 41,308 2,563 66,424
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 37 41,308 245.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 40 16,176 96.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 37 10,893 64.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 22 8,249 48.9
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 4,921 29.2
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
19 3,549 21.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 2,764 16.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 1,973 11.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 1,626 9.6
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,541 9.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 1,253 7.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,124 6.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 807 4.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 7 736 4.4
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 616 3.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 590 3.5
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 398 2.4
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 384 2.3
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 370 2.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 360 2.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 3 356 2.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 1.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 238 1.4
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 1.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 189 1.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 181 1.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 4 178 1.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 164 1.0
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 126 0.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 110 0.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 102 0.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 92 0.5
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 85 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 69 0.4
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 66 0.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 51 0.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 44 0.3
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 275 102,139  

The population of the Sioux City, IA-NE-SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 168,563 in 2010; in 2000 it was 167,902. The total population changed 0.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (102,139) included 60.6% of the total population in 2010.

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 5 counties: Dakota County, Nebraska, Dixon County, Nebraska, Plymouth County, Iowa, Union County, South Dakota, Woodbury County, Iowa.

* 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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