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