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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
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +5 +1,103 +126.9%
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 +204 +125.9%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +12 +4,274 +123.2%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 +157 +107.5%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +345 +100.0%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 +374 +96.4%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist +3 +316 +79.6%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +3 +13,834 +68.0%
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 +260 +66.3%
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -1 +295 +62.9%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +13 +2,440 +58.4%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal -1 +474 +56.1%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 +510 +48.2%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints -5 +1,892 +45.4%
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 +54 +38.3%
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 +143 +37.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -2 +136 +34.0%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +4 +1,816 +34.0%
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups -1 +54 +28.7%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +2 +303 +28.3%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist -7 +288 +26.8%
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -2 +314 +16.6%
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 +681 +14.5%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +3 +960 +13.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -9 +4,756 +8.4%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +1 +73 +7.7%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -12 +1,907 +6.8%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups -3 +69 +5.5%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -11 +20,767 +5.1%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness -5 +636 +2.0%
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 -4 -1.4%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -45 -3,198 -1.6%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -4 -159 -2.2%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +63 -2,367 -2.3%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -14 -2.4%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +4 -160 -3.5%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -2 -3,331 -5.3%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -12 -1,036 -5.5%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 -418 -6.2%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 -33 -7.2%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 -116 -8.8%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist -2 -126 -9.4%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness -3 -214 -10.7%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 -115 -11.3%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -6 -1,650 -11.5%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +4 -352 -14.5%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -6 -715 -16.9%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -9 -3,058 -18.3%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -14 -8,123 -19.1%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -10 -15,815 -24.6%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -3 -931 -25.2%
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +3 -581 -26.7%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -18 -13,595 -26.8%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist -14 -18,018 -31.7%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -205 -33.5%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -20 -4,838 -35.7%
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -399 -37.9%
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -91 -39.4%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -358 -41.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -4 -6,255 -52.2%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -3 -2,134 -53.2%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -249 -59.7%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +3 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +5 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist -4 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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Jain Other Other Groups -1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Maranatha Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Old Order River Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +2 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups -1 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups +0 --- ---
Totals: -104 -29,223 -2%

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 2,688,418 in 2000; in 1990 it was 2,477,574. The total population changed 8.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,327,235) included 49.4% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.