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Wichita, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

129,805 11,623 71,175 92,500 1,361 15,064 309,391
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 49 79,014 136.27
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 89 40,076 69.12
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 59 38,650 66.66
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 28 17,327 29.88
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 35 11,872 20.47
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 28 10,792 18.61
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 18 9,215 15.89
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 28 8,953 15.44
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 27 6,669 11.50
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 41 5,856 10.10
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 16 5,703 9.84
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 23 5,646 9.74
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 15 4,681 8.07
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 3,724 6.42
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 11 3,408 5.88
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 12 3,187 5.50
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 2,025 3.49
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,865 3.22
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,832 3.16
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 1,827 3.15
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 9 1,751 3.02
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,522 2.62
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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2 1,400 2.41
Jewish Other Judaism 1 1,300 2.24
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 1,166 2.01
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 1,156 1.99
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 947 1.63
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 943 1.63
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 873 1.51
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 11 869 1.50
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 799 1.38
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 763 1.32
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 733 1.26
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 716 1.23
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 668 1.15
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 616 1.06
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 592 1.02
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 506 0.87
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 4 460 0.79
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 413 0.71
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 407 0.70
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 397 0.68
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 260 0.45
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 253 0.44
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 244 0.42
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 199 0.34
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 191 0.33
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 173 0.30
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 131 0.23
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 120 0.21
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 115 0.20
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 98 0.17
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 83 0.14
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 68 0.12
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 62 0.11
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 57 0.10
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 0 0.00
Buddhists Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Totals: 632 283,373  

The population of the Wichita, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 579,839 in 2000; in 1990 it was 519,403. The total population changed 11.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (283,373) included 48.9% 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 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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