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Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

19,384 9,116 41,007 60 23,671 2,532 72,049
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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 362 2.2
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 937 5.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,370 8.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 51 0.3
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 96 0.6
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 14 23,671 141.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 910 5.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 367 2.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 435 2.6
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 12 0.1
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 24 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,100 6.6
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 642 3.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 457 2.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 162 1.0
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 97 0.6
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 119 0.7
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 265 1.6
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 143 0.9
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,230 7.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 513 3.1
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 60 0.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 28 18,718 111.5
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 135 0.8
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 53 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 18 0.1
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.4
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 17 4,970 29.6
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 187 1.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 48 0.3
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 924 5.5
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 8 8,730 52.0
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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13 1,875 11.2
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 114 0.7
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 899 5.4
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 53 0.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 3,546 21.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 395 2.4
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 3,739 22.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 507 3.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 177 1.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 488 2.9
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 195 1.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 2,689 16.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 28 9,955 59.3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 3,044 18.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,228 7.3
Totals: 248 95,770  

The population of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 167,819 in 2010; in 2000 it was 163,706. The total population changed 2.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (95,770) included 57.1% of the total population in 2010.

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 3 counties: Black Hawk County, Iowa, Bremer County, Iowa, Grundy County, Iowa.

* 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.