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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 85 85,767 245.29
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 45 37,107 106.12
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 29 9,592 27.43
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 28 5,254 15.03
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 6,607 18.90
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 16 20,175 57.70
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 2,835 8.11
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 4,989 14.27
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 11 2,045 5.85
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 3,007 8.60
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 2,024 5.79
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 4,792 13.70
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
6 5,000 14.30
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 423 1.21
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 1,616 4.62
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 704 2.01
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 454 1.30
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 406 1.16
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 105 0.30
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 301 0.86
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 830 2.37
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 225 0.64
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 383 1.10
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 468 1.34
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 100 0.29
Jewish Other Judaism 2 993 2.84
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 450 1.29
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 78 0.22
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 161 0.46
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 137 0.39
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 92 0.26
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 35 0.10
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 13 0.04
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 57 0.16
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 118 0.34
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 365 1.04
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 65 0.19
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 25,321 72.42
Totals: 346 223,094  

The population of Pulaski County, Arkansas was 349,660 in 1990; in 1980 it was 340,613. The total population changed 2.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (223,094) included 63.8% of the total population in 1990.

* 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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