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Lancaster County (Nebraska)

Religious Traditions, 2010

38,042 368 46,402 42,609 245 6,161 151,580
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 16 42,609 149.29
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 29 17,595 61.65
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 15 14,216 49.81
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 14 13,043 45.70
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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24 5,775 20.23
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 5,087 17.82
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 4,744 16.62
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 8 3,984 13.96
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 3,954 13.85
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 7 3,369 11.80
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 2,185 7.66
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 2,120 7.43
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,579 5.53
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 1,486 5.21
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 1,181 4.14
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 1,111 3.89
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,077 3.77
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 856 3.00
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 5 684 2.40
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 679 2.38
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 616 2.16
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 573 2.01
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 568 1.99
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 391 1.37
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 387 1.36
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 356 1.25
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 351 1.23
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 278 0.97
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 273 0.96
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 204 0.71
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.70
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 190 0.67
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 189 0.66
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 184 0.64
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 184 0.64
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 169 0.59
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 154 0.54
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 128 0.45
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 123 0.43
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 123 0.43
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 107 0.37
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 96 0.34
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 85 0.30
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 83 0.29
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 82 0.29
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 79 0.28
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 61 0.21
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 50 0.18
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 45 0.16
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 43 0.15
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 41 0.14
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 29 0.10
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 27 0.09
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 15 0.05
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 9 0.03
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 0 0.00
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 236 133,827  

The population of Lancaster County, Nebraska was 285,407 in 2010; in 2000 it was 250,291. The total population changed 14.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (133,827) included 46.9% 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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