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Joplin, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

72,810 502 11,414 7,029 3,979 79,784
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic 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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 71 33,985 251.91
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 31 9,510 70.49
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 32 8,334 61.77
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 7,466 55.34
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 5,328 39.49
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 2,677 19.84
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 2,343 17.37
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,834 13.59
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,780 13.19
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,325 9.82
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 1,312 9.73
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 1,241 9.20
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 716 5.31
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 700 5.19
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 453 3.36
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 393 2.91
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 391 2.90
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 381 2.82
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 345 2.56
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 238 1.76
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 189 1.40
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 178 1.32
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 168 1.25
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 120 0.89
Jewish Other Judaism 1 100 0.74
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 92 0.68
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 70 0.52
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 70 0.52
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 55 0.41
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 45 0.33
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 41 0.30
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 35 0.26
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 31 0.23
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 30 0.22
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 30 0.22
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 26 0.19
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 18 0.13
Fundamental Methodist Conference, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 8 0.06
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 273 82,058  

The population of the Joplin, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 134,910 in 1990; in 1980 it was 127,513. The total population changed 5.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (82,058) included 60.8% 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 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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