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Religious Traditions, 2010

59,247 281 36,539 61,222 785 65,000 340,552
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 100 0.21
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 23 7,183 15.30
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 47 4,294 9.14
Berean Fundamental Church Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 170 0.36
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 49 0.10
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 69 62,315 132.71
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 439 0.93
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 40 0.09
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 2,081 4.43
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 1,887 4.02
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,017 2.17
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 286 0.61
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 107 40,368 85.97
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 110 0.23
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 18 2,120 4.51
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 26 2,108 4.49
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 3,924 8.36
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 911 1.94
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 49 13,057 27.81
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 50 0.11
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 163 0.35
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 18 7,700 16.40
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 171 0.36
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 90 0.19
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 15 0.03
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
0 0 0.00
Jewish Other Judaism 0 0 0.00
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 39 10,640 22.66
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 0 40 0.09
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 2,026 4.31
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,168 2.49
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 29 0.06
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 27 10,265 21.86
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 78 0.17
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 424 0.90
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 23 2,406 5.12
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 38 10,871 23.15
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 76 0.16
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 3,870 8.24
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 41 14,851 31.63
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 92 0.20
Totals: 628 207,484  

The population of Wyoming was 469,557 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (207,484) included 44.2% of the total population in 1980.

* 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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