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Springfield, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

45,109 4,513 24,576 280 32,688 6,668 96,336
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 18 32,688 155.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 30 12,230 58.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 10,178 48.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 9,435 44.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 15 8,143 38.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 6,774 32.2
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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23 5,764 27.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 3,788 18.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 3,701 17.6
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 3,298 15.7
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 2,410 11.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 8 2,134 10.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 1,628 7.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 1,345 6.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 1,230 5.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 983 4.7
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 900 4.3
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 856 4.1
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 734 3.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 704 3.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 483 2.3
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 440 2.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 432 2.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 370 1.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 360 1.7
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 335 1.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 314 1.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 291 1.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 282 1.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 280 1.3
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 3 246 1.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 165 0.8
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 159 0.8
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 120 0.6
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 105 0.5
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 105 0.5
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 104 0.5
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 73 0.3
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 65 0.3
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 61 0.3
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 54 0.3
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 31 0.1
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 30 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 6 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 254 113,834  

The population of the Springfield, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 210,170 in 2010; in 2000 it was 201,437. The total population changed 4.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (113,834) included 54.2% of the total population in 2010.

Springfield, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Menard County, Illinois, Sangamon 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.