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Religious Traditions, 2010

1,518,847 93,900 462,246 6,745 724,315 144,841 3,038,033
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1,848 789,183 154.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1,004 255,111 49.9
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 578 802,083 156.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 501 84,193 16.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 489 46,936 9.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 385 101,756 19.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 323 65,035 12.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 314 145,741 28.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 314 79,600 15.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 181 66,776 13.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 174 19,676 3.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 170 26,507 5.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 104 29,066 5.7
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 95 10,919 2.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 93 7,887 1.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 89 27,877 5.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 83 12,705 2.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 82 28,958 5.7
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 66 4,845 0.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 60 6,646 1.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 44 1,377 0.3
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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42 27,803 5.4
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 40 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 35 53,092 10.4
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 33 25,940 5.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 32 2,202 0.4
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 30 4,150 0.8
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 30 3,146 0.6
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 27 2,607 0.5
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 24 3,147 0.6
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 23 1,206 0.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 3,742 0.7
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 22 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 21 11,693 2.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 1,546 0.3
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 663 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 18 1,930 0.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 2,257 0.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 642 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 2,402 0.5
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 1,500 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 2,498 0.5
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 297 0.1
Fundamental Methodist Conference, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 1,037 0.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 6,941 1.4
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 10 257 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 1,099 0.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 523 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 8 517 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 8 2,427 0.5
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 331 0.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 3,063 0.6
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 300 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 494 0.1
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 320 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 387 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 408 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 298 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 571 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 103 0.0
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 126 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 157 0.0
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 188 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 32 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 69 0.0
Christ Catholic Church Evangelical Protestant Catholicism 1 62 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 70 0.0
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 56 0.0
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 92 0.0
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 40 0.0
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 21 0.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 63 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 150 0.0
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 47 0.0
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 35 0.0
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 159,266 31.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Totals: 7,666 2,944,890  

The population of Missouri was 5,117,073 in 1990; in 1980 it was 4,916,686. The total population changed 4.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,944,890) included 57.6% 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.