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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 % Change
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +158 -39,498 -5.0%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +56 +38,194 +137.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +26 +7,128 +285.3%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +11 +6,951 +104.6%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +11 +4,073 +108.8%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +8 -355 -15.7%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +7 -56 -0.2%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist +6 +8,298 +71.0%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +6 +4,236 +138.3%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +4 +473 +115.9%
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +4 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +3 +1,006 +203.6%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +2 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +2 +632 +40.9%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +2 +1,136 +8.9%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 +126 +39.4%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 -125 -79.6%
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +1 --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +1 +6 +2.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 --- ---
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 -180 -31.5%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 +90 +142.9%
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +1 +6,135 +194.9%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +1 +62 +2.6%
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist +0 --- ---
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 -13 -23.2%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 +186 +124.0%
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 +33 +70.2%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -1,359 -56.6%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 +162 +14.7%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -294 -76.0%
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist -1 -13 -5.1%
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist -1 --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 -67 -10.4%
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -79 -76.7%
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist -2 -5,427 -78.2%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -2 +3,875 +80.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -3 -71 -13.6%
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist -3 --- ---
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -4 -284 -94.7%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -4 -787 -52.5%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -6 +7,721 +11.9%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist -7 -6,744 -34.3%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -8 -995 -45.2%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -9 -5,457 -18.8%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -9 -3,056 -2.1%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -10 -625 -51.8%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -10 -6,698 -23.1%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -13 -1,691 -87.6%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -14 -2,755 -34.9%
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science -15 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -17 -454 -33.0%
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist -20 --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -30 -25,974 -38.9%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -32 +33,711 +40.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -46 -4,131 -8.8%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -50 -33,540 -42.1%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist -61 -20,247 -19.9%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -74 -77,768 -9.7%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -151 -28,702 -11.3%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Totals: -289 -143,211 -5%

The population of Missouri was 5,988,927 in 2010; in 2000 it was 5,595,211. The total population changed 7.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,950,894) included 49.3% of the total population in 2010.

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.