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Miller County (Arkansas)

Religious Traditions, 2010

19,930 2,038 2,879 1,404 2 17,209
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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 124 2.85
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 1,025 23.58
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 621 14.29
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 2 0.05
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 1,404 32.30
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 494 11.37
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 27 0.62
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 185 4.26
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 249 5.73
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 855 19.67
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 15 0.35
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 1,235 28.42
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
12 1,888 43.44
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 435 10.01
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 321 7.39
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 109 2.51
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 26 14,706 338.36
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 2,558 58.86
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Totals: 94 26,253  

The population of Miller County, Arkansas was 43,462 in 2010; in 2000 it was 40,443. The total population changed 7.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (26,253) included 60.4% 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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