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Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

237,334 24,368 57,130 31,635 398 11,936 336,956
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
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 108 35,091 57.48
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 78 0.13
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 49 10,447 17.11
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 95 0.16
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 604 0.99
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 43 17,741 29.06
Buddhists Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 22 39,680 64.99
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 54 0.09
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 14 2,847 4.66
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 477 0.78
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 282 0.46
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 817 1.34
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 119 0.19
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 145 0.24
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 10 3,392 5.56
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 26 5,627 9.22
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 82 15,789 25.86
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 79 0.13
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 348 0.57
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 10 5,240 8.58
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 538 0.88
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 726 1.19
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 19 0.03
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 61 0.10
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 417 0.68
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 7,074 11.59
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
5 3,150 5.16
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 110 0.18
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 12 0.02
Jewish Other Judaism 2 1,100 1.80
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 13 4,065 6.66
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 83 0.14
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 984 1.61
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 1,894 3.10
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 1,578 2.58
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 5,443 8.92
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 372 0.61
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 386 0.63
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 1,143 1.87
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 206 135,129 221.33
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 239 0.39
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 118 0.19
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 99 48,504 79.45
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 162 0.27
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 57 0.09
Totals: 817 352,316  

The population of the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 610,518 in 2000; in 1990 it was 535,034. The total population changed 14.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (352,316) included 57.7% 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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