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Jackson County (Missouri)

Religious Traditions, 2010

154,390 34,722 61,299 69,441 1,235 34,880 318,191
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 2 284 0.43
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 237 0.36
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 2,003 3.06
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 95 0.15
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 245 0.37
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 32 15,574 23.78
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 385 0.59
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 368 0.56
Buddhists Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 43 101,207 154.54
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 27 20,843 31.83
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,506 2.30
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 1 56 0.09
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 653 1.00
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 392 0.60
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 13 5,578 8.52
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 209 0.32
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 20 5,588 8.53
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 4,166 6.36
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 42 10,785 16.47
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 373 0.57
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 9 0.01
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 16 6,136 9.37
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 436 0.67
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 160 0.24
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 11 2,638 4.03
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 154 0.24
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 105 0.16
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 43 0.07
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 187 0.29
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 730 1.11
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 930 1.42
Hindus Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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7 5,600 8.55
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 269 0.41
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 19 0.03
Jewish Other Judaism 3 7,100 10.84
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 17 8,813 13.46
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 279 0.43
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 4 6,659 10.17
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 532 0.81
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 143 0.22
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 401 0.61
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 33 11,517 17.59
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 70 0.11
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 2,707 4.13
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 9 3,050 4.66
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 98 75,521 115.32
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 21 0.03
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 518 0.79
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,920 2.93
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 57 27,771 42.41
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 110 0.17
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 232 0.35
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 169 0.26
Totals: 571 335,496  

The population of Jackson County, Missouri was 654,880 in 2000; in 1990 it was 633,232. The total population changed 3.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (335,496) included 51.2% 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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