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Moses Lake, WA, Micropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

9,113 53 3,458 14,500 7,584 54,412
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 9 6,514 118.96
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 1,713 31.28
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 139 2.54
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 370 6.76
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 146 2.67
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 36 0.66
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 444 8.11
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 208 3.80
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 372 6.79
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 77 1.41
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 43 0.79
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 420 7.67
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 322 5.88
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 2 140 2.56
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.79
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 998 18.23
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 74 1.35
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 82 1.50
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 154 2.81
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 579 10.57
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 551 10.06
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 149 2.72
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 507 9.26
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 1,892 34.55
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 46 0.84
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,026 18.74
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 284 5.19
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,069 19.52
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 19 6,536 119.36
Totals: 111 24,934  

The population of the Moses Lake, WA, Micropolitan Statistical Area was 54,758 in 1990; in 1980 it was 48,522. The total population changed 12.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (24,934) included 45.5% 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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