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Lincoln, NE, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

44,857 368 49,066 44,602 245 6,164 156,855
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
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 33 19,426 93.09
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 22 15,546 74.50
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 18 25,016 119.88
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 18 11,186 53.61
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 9,005 43.15
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 5,305 25.42
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 8 3,407 16.33
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,327 6.36
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 2,861 13.71
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 1,124 5.39
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,164 5.58
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 2,596 12.44
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,753 8.40
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 585 2.80
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 1,086 5.20
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 246 1.18
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 135 0.65
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 424 2.03
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 792 3.80
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 940 4.50
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 1,167 5.59
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 611 2.93
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 269 1.29
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 176 0.84
Jewish Other Judaism 2 388 1.86
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 393 1.88
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 149 0.71
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 1,157 5.54
Berean Fundamental Church Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 275 1.32
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 75 0.36
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 141 0.68
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 118 0.57
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 307 1.47
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 105 0.50
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 31 0.15
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 18 0.09
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 119 0.57
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 60 0.29
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 59 0.28
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 0.00
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 1,233 5.91
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 210 1.01
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 432 2.07
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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0 0 0.00
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 0 40 0.19
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 210 111,457  

The population of the Lincoln, NE, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 208,673 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (111,457) included 53.4% 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 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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