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Billings, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

21,621 123 12,980 19,284 100 8,167 96,659
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 17 19,391 158.41
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 15 7,341 59.97
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 2,724 22.25
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 13 4,289 35.04
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 3,079 25.15
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 3,105 25.37
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 3,309 27.03
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,975 24.30
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 1,277 10.43
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 704 5.75
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 450 3.68
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 728 5.95
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 331 2.70
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 541 4.42
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 153 1.25
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 45 0.37
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 168 1.37
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
2 1,075 8.78
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 55 0.45
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 915 7.47
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 122 1.00
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 308 2.52
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 116 0.95
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 653 5.33
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 40 0.33
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 112 0.91
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 126 1.03
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 104 0.85
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 2,219 18.13
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 9 0.07
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 1 89 0.73
Jewish Other Judaism 1 200 1.63
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 52 0.42
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 85 0.69
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 139 1.14
Totals: 153 57,029  

The population of the Billings, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 122,411 in 1990; in 1980 it was 117,160. The total population changed 4.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (57,029) included 46.6% of the total population in 1990.

* 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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