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Wichita, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

129,805 11,623 71,175 1,361 92,500 15,064 309,391
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 48 92,500 146.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 85 41,323 65.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 71 35,374 56.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 28 20,900 33.1
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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115 19,841 31.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 17 8,496 13.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 17 7,971 12.6
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 7,883 12.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 27 7,882 12.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 25 7,661 12.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 25 7,273 11.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 32 6,659 10.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 38 5,690 9.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 17 5,659 9.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 23 4,759 7.5
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 3,804 6.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 11 2,895 4.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 2,614 4.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 10 2,575 4.1
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 6 2,062 3.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 2,025 3.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 10 1,988 3.2
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 12 1,922 3.0
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 1,801 2.9
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 1,409 2.2
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,241 2.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 4 1,232 2.0
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 3 1,071 1.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,008 1.6
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 970 1.5
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 4 776 1.2
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 737 1.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 710 1.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 667 1.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 606 1.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 594 0.9
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 572 0.9
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 572 0.9
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 3 563 0.9
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 556 0.9
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 540 0.9
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 513 0.8
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 509 0.8
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 509 0.8
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 504 0.8
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 435 0.7
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 356 0.6
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 350 0.6
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 305 0.5
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 283 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 269 0.4
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 250 0.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 205 0.3
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 203 0.3
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 184 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 173 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 169 0.3
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 165 0.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 159 0.3
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 140 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 122 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.2
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 77 0.1
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 53 0.1
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 50 0.1
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 41 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 3 0.0
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 12 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 800 321,528  

The population of the Wichita, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 630,919 in 2010; in 2000 it was 579,839. The total population changed 8.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (321,528) included 51.0% of the total population in 2010.

Wichita, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 5 counties: Butler County, Kansas, Harvey County, Kansas, Kingman County, Kansas, Sedgwick County, Kansas, Sumner County, Kansas.

* 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.