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Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

924,108 196,678 483,917 3,236,794 85,116 481,556 4,052,936
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
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 26,277 3.21
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 578 3,138,598 383.59
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 783 0.10
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,045 0.13
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 909 0.11
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 34 0.00
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 145 41,013 5.01
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,618 0.20
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 404 0.05
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 365,974 44.73
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 0.00
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 43 5,083 0.62
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 33 3,852 0.47
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 76 18,371 2.25
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 54 20,190 2.47
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 35 4,284 0.52
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 59 7,696 0.94
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 245 0.03
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 25 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 898 0.11
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 2,022 0.25
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 65 0.01
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 82 11,690 1.43
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 101 16,158 1.97
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 868 0.11
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 68 13,487 1.65
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 82 0.01
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 71 0.01
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 193 0.02
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 60 13,670 1.67
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 402 0.05
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 97 0.01
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 198 0.02
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 92 0.01
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 2,553 0.31
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 1,267 0.15
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 43 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 13,250 1.62
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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27 115,005 14.06
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 146 0.02
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 270 170,752 20.87
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 29 2,359 0.29
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,090 0.13
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 518 0.06
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 16 0.00
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 2,092 0.26
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 12 0.00
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 843 0.10
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 2,479 0.30
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 33 0.00
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 69 0.01
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 276 0.03
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 30 3,508 0.43
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 85 22,117 2.70
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 218 71,370 8.72
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 25 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 2,248 0.27
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 31 12,726 1.56
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 97 34,555 4.22
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 37 9,370 1.15
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 1,119 0.14
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 135 45,875 5.61
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 397 0.05
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 317 178,383 21.80
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 12 925 0.11
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 1,320 0.16
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 3,165 0.39
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 184 83,589 10.22
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 36 15,044 1.84
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 211 106,482 13.01
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 356 153,519 18.76
Albanian Orthodox Diocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 528 0.06
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 27,511 3.36
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 3,450 0.42
Byelorussion Council Of Orthodox Churches In North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 27 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 12 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,900 0.23
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 69 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 43 18,016 2.20
Jewish Other Judaism 168 252,650 30.88
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 28 6,338 0.77
Totals: 4,065 5,065,284  

The population of the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 8,182,076 in 1990; in 1980 it was 8,052,932. The total population changed 1.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (5,065,284) included 61.9% 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 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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