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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 1,884 797,732 142.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 933 226,578 40.5
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 537 856,964 153.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 483 95,429 17.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 454 43,423 7.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 334 78,235 14.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 317 105,583 18.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 311 140,315 25.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 297 64,277 11.5
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 185 19,547 3.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 179 29,348 5.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 165 51,490 9.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 124 41,014 7.3
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 117 20,053 3.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 109 26,846 4.8
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 90 10,585 1.9
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 86 6,548 1.2
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 79 7,886 1.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 79 27,991 5.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 77 12,559 2.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 65 7,328 1.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 61 9,327 1.7
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 49 3,300 0.6
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 43 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 34 1,120 0.2
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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34 23,207 4.1
Jewish Other Judaism 33 62,315 11.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 30 1,313 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 30 6,018 1.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 29 13,373 2.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 28 10,508 1.9
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 26 2,171 0.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 26 2,719 0.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 25 6,702 1.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 1,602 0.3
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 19,315 3.5
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 21 2,063 0.4
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 20 1,045 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 17 1,635 0.3
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 15 19,359 3.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 2,695 0.5
Buddhists Other Other Groups 14 --- ---
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 1,120 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 588 0.1
Fundamental Methodist Conference, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 1,009 0.2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,484 0.3
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 13 935 0.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 12 1,310 0.2
Independent Free Will Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 617 0.1
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 1,571 0.3
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 2,593 0.5
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 1,181 0.2
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 9 279 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 3,937 0.7
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 9 533 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 9 2,445 0.4
Hindus Other Other Groups 8 --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 950 0.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 822 0.1
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 760 0.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 483 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 654 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 5 663 0.1
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 463 0.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 866 0.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 361 0.1
Sikh Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 158 0.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 4,524 0.8
Jain Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 362 0.1
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 40 0.0
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 123 0.0
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 508 0.1
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 118 0.0
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 282 0.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 200 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.0
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 245 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 90 0.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 152 0.0
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 28 0.0
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 12 0.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 75 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 45 0.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 143 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.1
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 320 0.1
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 81 0.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 21 0.0
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 110 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Ambassadors Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
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 --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Berea Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
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 Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
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 --- --- ---
Maranatha Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Mennonite Christian Fellowship* 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 --- --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
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 --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
Tampico Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Unaffiliated Conservative Amish Mennonite Church* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 7,771 2,893,159  

The population of Missouri was 5,595,211 in 2000; in 1990 it was 5,117,073. The total population changed 9.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,893,159) included 51.7% 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.