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Hot Springs, AR, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

31,254 2,578 10,744 4,501 391 1,589 44,967
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 44 15,358 159.94
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 17 7,333 76.37
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
21 5,848 60.90
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 3 4,501 46.87
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 21 3,136 32.66
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,638 17.06
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,412 14.70
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,216 12.66
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 1,082 11.27
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 921 9.59
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 911 9.49
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 897 9.34
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 739 7.70
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 714 7.44
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 677 7.05
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 536 5.58
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 519 5.40
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 512 5.33
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 340 3.54
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 329 3.43
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 321 3.34
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 205 2.13
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 194 2.02
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 179 1.86
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 158 1.65
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 148 1.54
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 147 1.53
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 139 1.45
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 135 1.41
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 119 1.24
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 119 1.24
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 114 1.19
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 1.14
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 91 0.95
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 77 0.80
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 44 0.46
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 40 0.42
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 36 0.37
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 33 0.34
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 30 0.31
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 0.00
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 193 51,057  

The population of the Hot Springs, AR, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 96,024 in 2010; in 2000 it was 88,068. The total population changed 9.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (51,057) included 53.2% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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