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Religious Traditions, 2010

21,515 365 4,163 1,527 1,106 33,078
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 21 7,995 129.47
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 26 4,530 73.36
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 3,211 52.00
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
11 2,036 32.97
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 1,791 29.00
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 3 1,527 24.73
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,424 23.06
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,217 19.71
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 782 12.66
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 534 8.65
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 464 7.51
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 446 7.22
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 435 7.04
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 406 6.57
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 4.99
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 260 4.21
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 243 3.93
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 134 2.17
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 128 2.07
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 124 2.01
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 122 1.98
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 91 1.47
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 82 1.33
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 79 1.28
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 70 1.13
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 55 0.89
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 53 0.86
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 0.81
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 35 0.57
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 28 0.45
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 16 0.26
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 0 0.00
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Totals: 151 28,676  

The population of Pope County, Arkansas was 61,754 in 2010; in 2000 it was 54,469. The total population changed 13.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (28,676) included 46.4% 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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