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Topeka, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

36,311 6,534 30,091 29,907 75 4,180 126,772
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 57 18,038 80.33
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 5,155 22.96
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 21 32,216 143.47
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 18 5,329 23.73
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 2,793 12.44
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 3,540 15.76
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 1,494 6.65
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 14 6,933 30.87
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,793 7.98
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 2,672 11.90
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,769 7.88
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 3,984 17.74
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 1,849 8.23
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 2,097 9.34
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 131 0.58
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 200 0.89
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
4 2,225 9.91
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,557 6.93
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 1,653 7.36
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 433 1.93
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 286 1.27
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 111 0.49
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 76 0.34
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 270 1.20
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 235 1.05
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 130 0.58
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 561 2.50
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 152 0.68
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 0.22
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 33 0.15
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 179 0.80
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 63 0.28
Jewish Other Judaism 1 400 1.78
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 116 0.52
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 67 0.30
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 150 0.67
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 157 0.70
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 39 0.17
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 31 0.14
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 25 0.11
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 440 1.96
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 185 0.82
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 154 0.69
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 135 0.60
Totals: 278 99,906  

The population of the Topeka, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 224,551 in 2000; in 1990 it was 210,257. The total population changed 6.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (99,906) included 44.5% of the total population in 2000.

* 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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