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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
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 35 4,537 12.3
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 60 0.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 1,087 3.0
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 278 0.8
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 60 22,186 60.2
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 90 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 122 0.3
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 202 0.5
Buddhists Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 12 18,124 49.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 26 0.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 23 6,825 18.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 3,761 10.2
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 1 38 0.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 243 0.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 624 1.7
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 26 0.1
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 32 0.1
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 9 3,575 9.7
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 23 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,868 5.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 38 5,431 14.7
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 3 402 1.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 317 0.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 2,055 5.6
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 142 0.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 375 1.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 1,143 3.1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 511 1.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 18 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Fundamental Methodist Conference, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 143 0.4
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 1,800 4.9
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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5 2,812 7.6
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 13 0.0
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 1 300 0.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 11 4,046 11.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 153 0.4
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups --- --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 609 1.7
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 2,886 7.8
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 637 1.7
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 144 0.4
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 111 0.3
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 379 1.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 4,582 12.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 410 1.1
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 317 0.9
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 867 2.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 145 78,311 212.6
Tampico Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 167 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 631 1.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 58 17,868 48.5
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 54 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 165 0.4
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 550 191,526  

The population of the Springfield, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 368,374 in 2000; in 1990 it was 298,818. The total population changed 23.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (191,526) included 52.0% of the total population in 2000.

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.