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Religious Traditions, 2010

516,818 41,666 386,980 3,397 426,611 68,983 1,408,663
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 % Change
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +99 +2,805 +2.9%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +20 +14,239 +30.1%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +20 +17,249 +101.8%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +18 +3,857 +139.8%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +6 +158 +3.7%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +6 +106 +6.0%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +4 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +4 +1,399 +244.2%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist +4 +68 +10.5%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +4 +1,060 +208.3%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +3 -182 -8.0%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +3 +598 +20.6%
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +2 +297 +83.7%
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist +2 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +2 -118 -1.4%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +1 +809 +143.2%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 -4 -0.9%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 -14 -7.7%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 +405 +364.9%
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 +151 +520.7%
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 +109 +126.7%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +307 +67.5%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 -43 -7.0%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +1 +30 +3.0%
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 --- ---
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 +77 +34.1%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 +2,797 +9.4%
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 +373 +95.4%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 +838 +18.5%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +0 +459 +53.4%
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist -1 +84 +22.9%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -1 +53 +6.2%
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist -1 --- ---
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 +7 +1.8%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -1,634 -57.5%
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -64 -37.2%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -3 -1,336 -15.7%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -3 -1,610 -36.9%
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist -3 -265 -64.8%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness -4 +4,159 +195.4%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness -5 -396 -18.1%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -6 -136 -20.2%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist -6 -597 -33.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -7 -5,737 -29.6%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -7 -3,764 -6.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -8 +3,845 +14.8%
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist -10 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -12 -1,088 -16.0%
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science -15 --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -18 -10,770 -23.9%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -22 -1,372 -7.1%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -26 -3,852 -23.3%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -28 -8,892 -50.5%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -32 -26,447 -41.5%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -35 -25,943 -34.9%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist -49 -19,424 -33.3%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -54 +57,370 +15.5%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -67 -35,040 -14.7%
Totals: -220 -35,019 -3%

The population of Kansas was 2,853,118 in 2010; in 2000 it was 2,688,418. The total population changed 6.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,444,455) included 50.6% of the total population in 2010.

The population of Kansas was 2,477,574 in 1990; in 1980 it was 2,363,679. The total population changed 4.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,354,657) included 54.7% of the total population in 1990.

* 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.