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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
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 0 ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 37 12,747 24.5
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 57 0.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 5,678 10.9
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 70 0.1
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 12,487 24.0
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 193 0.4
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 47 69,552 133.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 510 1.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 36 11,388 21.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 12,411 23.9
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 4,845 9.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 858 1.7
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 20 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 648 1.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 86 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 10 3,582 6.9
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 794 1.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 23 4,994 9.6
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 124 0.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 41 5,919 11.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 12 3,960 7.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,714 3.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 9 3,698 7.1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 155 0.3
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 114 0.2
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 14 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 524 1.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 257 0.5
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 8 1,993 3.8
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,835 3.5
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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11 8,530 16.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 521 1.0
Jewish Other Judaism 2 1,000 1.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 18 9,062 17.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 25 6,316 12.2
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 193 0.4
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,638 3.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 242 0.5
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 98 0.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 77 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 33 11,351 21.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 84 0.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 639 1.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 8 1,854 3.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 45 35,421 68.2
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 1,079 2.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 211 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 1,917 3.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 90 43,306 83.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 498 1.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 156 0.3
Totals: 611 285,420  

The population of the Wichita, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 519,403 in 1990; in 1980 it was 475,732. The total population changed 9.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (285,420) included 55.0% of the total population in 1990.

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.