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Religious Traditions, 2010

38,042 368 46,402 42,609 245 6,161 151,580
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 15 29,297 137.13
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 27 17,799 83.31
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 15 12,188 57.05
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 15 11,325 53.01
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 6,890 32.25
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 5,032 23.55
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 3,613 16.91
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
4 3,500 16.38
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 2,900 13.57
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,980 9.27
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 1,759 8.23
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,727 8.08
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 1,526 7.14
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,276 5.97
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,161 5.43
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 1,109 5.19
Berean Fundamental Church Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 1,060 4.96
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 939 4.40
Jewish Other Judaism 2 825 3.86
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 694 3.25
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 680 3.18
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 575 2.69
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 566 2.65
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 521 2.44
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 288 1.35
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 236 1.10
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 183 0.86
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 181 0.85
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 161 0.75
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 143 0.67
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 120 0.56
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 112 0.52
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 107 0.50
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 104 0.49
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 99 0.46
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 79 0.37
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 60 0.28
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 50 0.23
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 42 0.20
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 41 0.19
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 37 0.17
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Totals: 174 110,985  

The population of Lancaster County, Nebraska was 213,641 in 1990; in 1980 it was 192,884. The total population changed 10.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (110,985) included 51.9% 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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