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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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 1,593 6.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 52 12,079 46.6
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 170 0.7
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 11 12,483 48.2
Christ Catholic Church Evangelical Protestant Catholicism --- --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 70 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 25 7,461 28.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 19 2,500 9.7
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 2 40 0.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 828 3.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 418 1.6
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,137 4.4
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 72 0.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 2,018 7.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 44 6,037 23.3
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 267 1.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 1,941 7.5
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 5 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 886 3.4
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 160 0.6
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 48 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 24 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 87 0.3
Jewish Other Judaism 1 136 0.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 2,566 9.9
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 293 1.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 76 0.3
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 965 3.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 4,936 19.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 231 0.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 686 2.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 137 56,309 217.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 190 0.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 808 3.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 58 16,196 62.5
Totals: 445 133,716  

The population of the Springfield, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 259,036 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (133,716) included 51.6% of the total population in 1980.

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 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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