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Springfield, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

165,924 624 33,569 123 19,269 6,248 210,955
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 179 82,579 189.1
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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61 16,902 38.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 60 39,313 90.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 55 19,676 45.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 40 6,497 14.9
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 25 1,958 4.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 22 5,376 12.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 3,458 7.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 2,530 5.8
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 13 2,438 5.6
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 13 19,269 44.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 3,767 8.6
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 11 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 4,631 10.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 9 5,104 11.7
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 842 1.9
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 289 0.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 1,714 3.9
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 362 0.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 685 1.6
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 239 0.5
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 123 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 522 1.2
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 2 29 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 37 0.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 270 0.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 1,394 3.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 31 0.1
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 218 0.5
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 178 0.4
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 180 0.4
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 1,102 2.5
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 128 0.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 95 0.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 60 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 36 0.1
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 125 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 600 1.4
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 18 0.0
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 40 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 0.7
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 204 0.5
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 180 0.4
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 350 0.8
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 297 0.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 317 0.7
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Tampico Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 950 2.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 109 0.2
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 116 0.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 18 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 3 0.0
Totals: 642 225,757  

The population of the Springfield, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 436,712 in 2010; in 2000 it was 368,374. The total population changed 18.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (225,757) included 51.7% of the total population in 2010.

Springfield, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 5 counties: Christian County, Missouri, Dallas County, Missouri, Greene County, Missouri, Polk County, Missouri, Webster County, Missouri.

* 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.