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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
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
1 325 2.32
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 625 4.47
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 35 0.25
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 376 2.69
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 609 4.35
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 199 1.42
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 360 2.57
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 150 1.07
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 20 0.14
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 631 4.51
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 3,839 27.43
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 16 24,466 174.82
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 2 200 1.43
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 103 0.74
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 1,145 8.18
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 27 0.19
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 375 2.68
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 0.00
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 319 2.28
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 214 1.53
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 509 3.64
Jewish Other Judaism 1 300 2.14
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 20 5,359 38.29
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 96 0.69
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 99 0.71
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 15 8,069 57.66
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 3,296 23.55
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 278 1.99
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 60 0.43
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 3,394 24.25
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 116 0.83
Buddhists Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 288 2.06
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,320 9.43
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 19 0.14
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 58 0.41
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 5,099 36.44
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 162 1.16
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 362 2.59
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 295 2.11
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 803 5.74
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,825 20.19
Totals: 174 66,825  

The population of the Billings, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 139,946 in 2000; in 1990 it was 122,411. The total population changed 14.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (66,825) included 47.8% of the total population in 2000.

* 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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