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Religious Traditions, 2010

1,518,847 93,900 462,246 724,315 6,745 144,841 3,038,033
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 79 7,886 1.41
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 26 2,171 0.39
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 29 13,373 2.39
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 760 0.14
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 463 0.08
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 0.00
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.01
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 245 0.04
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 483 95,429 17.06
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 158 0.03
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 90 0.02
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 17 1,635 0.29
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 90 10,585 1.89
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 40 0.01
Buddhists Other Other Groups 14 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 537 856,964 153.16
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 483 0.09
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 317 105,583 18.87
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 334 78,235 13.98
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 152 0.03
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 21 2,063 0.37
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 86 6,548 1.17
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 61 9,327 1.67
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 9 279 0.05
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 654 0.12
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 34 1,120 0.20
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 124 41,014 7.33
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 20 1,045 0.19
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 179 29,348 5.25
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 454 43,423 7.76
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 1,120 0.20
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 117 20,053 3.58
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 28 0.01
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 822 0.15
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 30 1,313 0.23
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 123 0.02
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 109 26,846 4.80
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 950 0.17
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 30 6,018 1.08
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 79 27,991 5.00
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 3,937 0.70
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 26 2,719 0.49
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 588 0.11
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 9 533 0.10
Fundamental Methodist Conference, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 1,009 0.18
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,484 0.27
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 4,524 0.81
Hindus Other Other Groups 8 --- ---
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 12 0.00
Independent Free Will Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 617 0.11
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 19,315 3.45
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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34 23,207 4.15
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 508 0.09
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 866 0.15
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 1,602 0.29
Jain Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 33 62,315 11.14
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 311 140,315 25.08
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 75 0.01
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 12 1,310 0.23
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 13 935 0.17
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 5 663 0.12
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 45 0.01
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 15 19,359 3.46
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 362 0.06
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 185 19,547 3.49
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 118 0.02
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 143 0.03
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 49 3,300 0.59
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 1,571 0.28
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 361 0.06
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.05
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 65 7,328 1.31
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 297 64,277 11.49
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 25 6,702 1.20
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 43 --- ---
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 282 0.05
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 320 0.06
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 81 0.01
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 28 10,508 1.88
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 200 0.04
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 77 12,559 2.24
Sikh Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1,884 797,732 142.57
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 21 0.00
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 9 2,445 0.44
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 165 51,490 9.20
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 933 226,578 40.49
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 110 0.02
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 2,593 0.46
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 2,695 0.48
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 1,181 0.21
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
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.


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