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Cedar Rapids, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

35,376 433 45,263 48,594 545 5,096 122,633
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 33 47,209 224.12
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 47 17,312 82.19
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 22 14,013 66.53
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 20 11,410 54.17
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 24 8,357 39.67
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 11 3,795 18.02
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 3,155 14.98
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,765 8.38
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
4 1,750 8.31
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 1,525 7.24
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,278 6.07
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 1,099 5.22
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 1,070 5.08
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 964 4.58
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 930 4.42
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 611 2.90
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 507 2.41
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 474 2.25
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 454 2.16
Jewish Other Judaism 2 430 2.04
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 361 1.71
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 337 1.60
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 325 1.54
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 316 1.50
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 298 1.41
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 279 1.32
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 190 0.90
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 179 0.85
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 171 0.81
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 155 0.74
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 126 0.60
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 110 0.52
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 96 0.46
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 95 0.45
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 91 0.43
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 73 0.35
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 65 0.31
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 62 0.29
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 59 0.28
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 54 0.26
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 27 0.13
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 247 121,577  

The population of the Cedar Rapids, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 210,640 in 1990; in 1980 it was 213,825. The total population changed -1.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (121,577) included 57.7% 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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