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Canadian County (Oklahoma)

Religious Traditions, 2010

31,997 254 9,358 6,622 2,561 64,749
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 26 18,522 160.31
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
17 4,022 34.81
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 2,001 17.32
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 7,367 63.76
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 2,668 23.09
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 6,622 57.31
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,594 13.80
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 1,214 10.51
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 2,512 21.74
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 481 4.16
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 1,235 10.69
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 152 1.32
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 184 1.59
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 326 2.82
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 137 1.19
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 702 6.08
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 191 1.65
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 127 1.10
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 49 0.42
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 127 1.10
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 25 0.22
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 449 3.89
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 10 0.09
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 75 0.65
Totals: 134 50,792  

The population of Canadian County, Oklahoma was 115,541 in 2010; in 2000 it was 87,697. The total population changed 31.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (50,792) included 44.0% 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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