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Grand Island, NE, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

15,076 16,107 15,043 30 1,559 34,035
Evangelical 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 14 15,043 183.79
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 23 8,472 103.51
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 14 6,752 82.49
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 10 4,936 60.31
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,670 20.40
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
10 1,634 19.96
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,439 17.58
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,328 16.22
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 1,205 14.72
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,084 13.24
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 531 6.49
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 450 5.50
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 446 5.45
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 362 4.42
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 334 4.08
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 290 3.54
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 271 3.31
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 262 3.20
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 255 3.12
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 238 2.91
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 189 2.31
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 92 1.12
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 78 0.95
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 72 0.88
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 70 0.86
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 66 0.81
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 55 0.67
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 42 0.51
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 38 0.46
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 31 0.38
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 30 0.37
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 25 0.31
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 23 0.28
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 2 0.02
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 142 47,815  

The population of the Grand Island, NE, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 81,850 in 2010; in 2000 it was 77,708. The total population changed 5.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (47,815) included 58.4% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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