Polk County Churches

Guide to Churches in Polk County Iowa, including Leading Christian Denominations

This guide provides a listing of Christian churches and cathedrals and other places of Christian worship in Polk County Iowa. The guide serves as a starting point of information for residents, visitors, and those considering moving to the area. You may want to attend services at several different churches to find the right church leadership, congregation, ministries, observances and other aspects of church life that appeal to you.

Find Christian resources in Polk by city which include Des Moines Churches,  West Des Moines Churches,  Urbandale Churches,  Ankeny Churches,  Clive Churches,  Altoona Churches. To browse through churches by all cities in Polk County, see the list in the left column.

Leading Christian Denominations in Polk County Iowa

Evangelical Denominations43,358
Catholic Church58,127
American Baptist Churches1,258
Assemblies of God9,975
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)10,011
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ2,176
Christian Reformed Church367
Church of the Nazarene1,270
Episcopal Church2,833
Evangelical Lutheran Church23,622
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel311
Presbyterian Church7,037
Seventh-Day Adventist Church969
United Church of Christ5,159
United Methodist Church19,931

Non-Denominational Christians in Polk County Iowa

Independent, Charismatic Churches1,700
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches5,290

Note: The data was downloaded from the Association of Religion Data Archives, and were collected by Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies.


About Polk County Iowa - Background Information

Total population408,888
Population per square mile658.3 people
Births6,322
Median income$51,304
Average travel time to work18.2 minutes
Number of companies32,173
Size of Polk County Iowa569.35 square miles

Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau