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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 2,006 749,685 125.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 853 226,409 37.8
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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721 236,235 39.4
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 504 724,315 120.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 469 117,904 19.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 443 42,805 7.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 324 81,509 13.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 317 72,756 12.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 305 142,685 23.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 264 46,060 7.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 177 26,451 4.4
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 169 --- ---
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 167 12,932 2.2
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 152 --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 151 40,802 6.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 145 66,071 11.0
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 108 26,177 4.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 95 23,609 3.9
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 86 17,203 2.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 85 13,841 2.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 79 5,132 0.9
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 78 9,833 1.6
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 73 36,435 6.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 72 22,260 3.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 71 13,597 2.3
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 65 13,787 2.3
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 64 8,720 1.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 41 9,626 1.6
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 39 11,708 2.0
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 38 6,142 1.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 34 7,815 1.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 27 19,991 3.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 27 923 0.2
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 25 --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 25 1,902 0.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 25 9,282 1.5
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 24 1,207 0.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 23 2,701 0.5
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 2,178 0.4
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 22 --- ---
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 19 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 19 --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 18 5,192 0.9
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 18 6,562 1.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 17 1,883 0.3
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 17 5,130 0.9
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 575 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 1,043 0.2
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 15 1,853 0.3
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 14 16,016 2.7
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 13 581 0.1
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 13 7,065 1.2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 7,299 1.2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 --- ---
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 713 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 1,815 0.3
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 10 2,470 0.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 1,261 0.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 1,514 0.3
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 9 244 0.0
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 9 --- ---
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 9 282 0.0
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 9 2,489 0.4
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,500 0.3
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 8 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 7 --- ---
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 881 0.1
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 --- ---
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 7 6,271 1.0
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 292 0.0
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 6,159 1.0
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 --- ---
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 339 0.1
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 1,302 0.2
Mennonite Christian Fellowship* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 670 0.1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 452 0.1
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 239 0.0
Sikh Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Tampico Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 1,701 0.3
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 446 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 304 0.1
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 728 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 182 0.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 4,700 0.8
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 4 193 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 391 0.1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 309 0.1
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 785 0.1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 32 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 3 3,659 0.6
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 521 0.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 3 697 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 134 0.0
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 396 0.1
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 127 0.0
Berea Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 159 0.0
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 87 0.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 93 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 --- ---
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 257 0.0
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 153 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 24 0.0
Unaffiliated Conservative Amish Mennonite Church* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 195 0.0
Ambassadors Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 136 0.0
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 42 0.0
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 85 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 16 0.0
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 43 0.0
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 87 0.0
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.0
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 500 0.1
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 20 0.0
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 90 0.0
Maranatha Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 79 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 13 0.0
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 32 0.0
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 336 0.1
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 80 0.0
Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 12 0.0
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 20 0.0
Totals: 9,001 2,950,894  

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.

* 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.