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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
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 983 3.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 59 14,956 50.1
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 69 0.2
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 173 0.6
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 1,209 4.0
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 12 13,188 44.1
Christ Catholic Church Evangelical Protestant Catholicism 1 62 0.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 65 0.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 75 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 24 6,478 21.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 12 2,336 7.8
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 372 1.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 286 1.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 55 0.2
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 16 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 31 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,905 6.4
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 37 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,643 5.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 39 5,361 17.9
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 393 1.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 1,774 5.9
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 1,109 3.7
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 188 0.6
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 146 0.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 88 0.3
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 24 0.1
Fundamental Methodist Conference, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 235 0.8
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 1,225 4.1
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
9 8,633 28.9
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 31 0.1
Jewish Other Judaism 1 284 1.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 3,384 11.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 584 2.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 2,956 9.9
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 700 2.3
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 345 1.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 4,763 15.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 187 0.6
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 12 0.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 118 0.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 771 2.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 145 68,122 228.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 237 0.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 655 2.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 59 17,509 58.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 71 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 40 0.1
Totals: 499 163,884  

The population of the Springfield, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 298,818 in 1990; in 1980 it was 259,036. The total population changed 15.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (163,884) included 54.8% of the total population in 1990.

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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