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Ottawa-Peru, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

13,939 19,790 36,058 70 858 84,193
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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 52 56,353 358.41
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 42 13,062 83.07
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 25 11,587 73.69
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 5,151 32.76
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 2,858 18.18
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,336 8.50
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 8 1,762 11.21
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,094 6.96
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 242 1.54
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 948 6.03
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 432 2.75
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,983 12.61
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 216 1.37
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 872 5.55
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 357 2.27
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 431 2.74
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 228 1.45
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 45 0.29
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 196 1.25
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 657 4.18
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 320 2.04
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 31 0.20
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 221 1.41
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 208 1.32
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 269 1.71
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 11 0.07
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 376 2.39
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 30 0.19
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 96 0.61
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 76 0.48
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 80 0.51
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 194 1.23
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 0 0.00
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 0 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 222 101,722  

The population of the Ottawa-Peru, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area was 157,232 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (101,722) included 64.7% 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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