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Centralia, WA, Micropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

11,961 3,621 8,102 4,637 47,134
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant 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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 356 4.72
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 42 0.56
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 4,097 54.30
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 47 0.62
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 266 3.53
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 20 0.27
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 9 8,102 107.38
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 363 4.81
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 735 9.74
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 75 0.99
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 7 4,304 57.04
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 113 1.50
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 653 8.65
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 140 1.86
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 158 2.09
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 70 0.93
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 1,229 16.29
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 392 5.20
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 260 3.45
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 5 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 353 4.68
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
14 1,957 25.94
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 85 1.13
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 1.44
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 708 9.38
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 100 1.33
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 1,064 14.10
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,353 17.93
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,170 15.51
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 112 28,321  

The population of the Centralia, WA, Micropolitan Statistical Area was 75,455 in 2010; in 2000 it was 68,600. The total population changed 10.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (28,321) included 37.5% 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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.

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