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Religious Traditions, 2010

72,566 14,839 16,757 0 4,857 112,320
Evangelical 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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 61 36,819 166.35
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 4 16,757 75.71
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
37 15,423 69.68
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 9,280 41.93
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 10 4,210 19.02
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 3,992 18.04
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 3,888 17.57
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 2,454 11.09
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 12 2,419 10.93
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,153 9.73
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,509 6.82
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 1,198 5.41
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 1,190 5.38
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,126 5.09
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,069 4.83
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 905 4.09
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 829 3.75
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 506 2.29
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 435 1.97
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 390 1.76
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 362 1.64
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 327 1.48
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 1.39
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 250 1.13
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 229 1.03
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 192 0.87
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 187 0.84
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 113 0.51
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 113 0.51
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 89 0.40
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 72 0.33
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 70 0.32
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 70 0.32
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 48 0.22
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 20 0.09
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 0 17 0.08
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
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 5 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 295 109,019  

The population of Benton County, Arkansas was 221,339 in 2010; in 2000 it was 153,406. The total population changed 44.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (109,019) included 49.3% 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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