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Pulaski County (Arkansas)

Religious Traditions, 2010

128,692 21,575 38,729 23,960 398 9,112 160,282
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 81 72,323 212.33
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 44 36,608 107.48
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 14 14,691 43.13
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 30 9,813 28.81
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 30 8,596 25.24
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 8,338 24.48
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 6,219 18.26
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 6,195 18.19
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 5,627 16.52
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 28 5,515 16.19
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 3,327 9.77
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 2,837 8.33
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 10 2,378 6.98
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 2,024 5.94
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,525 4.48
Jewish Other Judaism 1 945 2.77
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 756 2.22
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 465 1.37
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 396 1.16
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 395 1.16
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 378 1.11
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 368 1.08
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 355 1.04
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 334 0.98
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 238 0.70
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 227 0.67
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 213 0.63
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 122 0.36
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 93 0.27
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 86 0.25
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 79 0.23
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 77 0.23
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 60 0.18
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 55 0.16
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
0 0 0.00
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Totals: 362 191,658  

The population of Pulaski County, Arkansas was 340,613 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (191,658) included 56.3% of the total population in 1980.

* 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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