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Manhattan, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

11,133 301 10,186 8,785 25 1,981 60,308
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 9 8,785 94.75
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 17 5,069 54.67
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
15 2,782 30.00
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 1,887 20.35
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 1,881 20.29
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,858 20.04
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,372 14.80
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,312 14.15
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,243 13.41
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 853 9.20
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 832 8.97
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 560 6.04
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 473 5.10
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 433 4.67
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 350 3.77
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 344 3.71
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 330 3.56
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 3.32
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 266 2.87
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 248 2.67
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 194 2.09
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 187 2.02
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 156 1.68
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 126 1.36
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 106 1.14
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.97
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 70 0.75
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 67 0.72
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 42 0.45
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 39 0.42
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 35 0.38
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 27 0.29
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 25 0.27
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 25 0.27
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 16 0.17
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 12 0.13
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 8 0.09
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 0.00
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 123 32,411  

The population of the Manhattan, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 92,719 in 2010; in 2000 it was 81,052. The total population changed 14.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (32,411) included 35.0% 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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