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