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Jackson County (Missouri)

Religious Traditions, 2010

154,390 34,722 61,299 69,441 1,235 34,880 318,191
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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 52 69,441 103.00
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 111 63,946 94.85
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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98 41,006 60.83
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 56 28,482 42.25
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 36 16,253 24.11
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 42 15,794 23.43
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 32 14,402 21.36
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 19 12,365 18.34
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 22 11,085 16.44
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 15 9,238 13.70
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 7,595 11.27
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 18 6,861 10.18
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 7 5,895 8.74
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 14 5,254 7.79
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 5,104 7.57
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 4,495 6.67
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 25 3,972 5.89
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 7 3,889 5.77
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 8 3,227 4.79
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 2,737 4.06
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 9 2,614 3.88
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 11 2,308 3.42
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 2,292 3.40
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 1,991 2.95
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,631 2.42
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 1,562 2.32
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 8 1,409 2.09
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,000 1.48
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 996 1.48
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 6 879 1.30
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 759 1.13
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 660 0.98
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 622 0.92
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 586 0.87
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 544 0.81
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 523 0.78
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 2 517 0.77
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 503 0.75
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 459 0.68
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 409 0.61
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 390 0.58
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 345 0.51
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 290 0.43
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 218 0.32
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 178 0.26
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 160 0.24
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.22
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 105 0.16
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 96 0.14
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 93 0.14
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 87 0.13
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 85 0.13
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 80 0.12
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 78 0.12
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.09
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 56 0.08
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 53 0.08
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 45 0.07
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 3 43 0.06
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 25 0.04
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 13 0.02
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 12 0.02
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 0.00
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 0.00
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 1 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 11 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 7 --- ---
Totals: 812 355,967  

The population of Jackson County, Missouri was 674,158 in 2010; in 2000 it was 654,880. The total population changed 2.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (355,967) included 52.8% 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 www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

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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