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Missoula, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

8,936 6,409 9,800 120 5,916 78,118
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 8 9,800 89.66
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 9 4,879 44.64
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 2,912 26.64
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
9 2,056 18.81
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,659 15.18
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,565 14.32
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,034 9.46
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 930 8.51
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 849 7.77
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 709 6.49
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 533 4.88
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 452 4.14
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 383 3.50
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 267 2.44
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 262 2.40
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 250 2.29
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 243 2.22
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 217 1.99
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 213 1.95
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 211 1.93
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 211 1.93
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 209 1.91
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 3 163 1.49
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 154 1.41
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 127 1.16
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 1.10
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 117 1.07
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 107 0.98
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 105 0.96
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 101 0.92
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 76 0.70
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 75 0.69
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 52 0.48
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 45 0.41
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 29 0.27
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 29 0.27
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 25 0.23
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 12 0.11
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 101 31,181  

The population of the Missoula, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 109,299 in 2010; in 2000 it was 95,802. The total population changed 14.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (31,181) included 28.5% 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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