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Greene County, Missouri

Religious Traditions, 2010

96,521 624 25,250 121 15,294 5,731 131,633
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox 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 64 46,633 224.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 28 13,098 63.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 38 12,068 58.0
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 6 10,920 52.5
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
8 7,983 38.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 4,625 22.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 18 4,102 19.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 9 3,989 19.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 2,458 11.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 7 1,824 8.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 1,774 8.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,250 6.0
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 1,209 5.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 1,030 5.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 1,030 5.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,021 4.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 983 4.7
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 825 4.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 505 2.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 494 2.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 326 1.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 276 1.3
Jewish Other Judaism 1 246 1.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 237 1.1
Fundamental Methodist Conference, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 235 1.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 195 0.9
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 195 0.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 187 0.9
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 173 0.8
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 146 0.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 118 0.6
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 75 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 71 0.3
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 69 0.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 65 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 40 0.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 37 0.2
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 35 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 31 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 31 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 24 0.1
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 16 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 3 0.0
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Totals: 257 120,652  

The population of Greene County, Missouri was 207,949 in 1990; in 1980 it was 185,302. The total population changed 12.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (120,652) included 58.0% of the total population in 1990.

* 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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