Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Counties (2010) [ Metro Areas | States ]
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In 1970, following the creation of the autonomous Orthodox Church in America, which included most of the factions of the Russian Orthodox Church then operating in the United States, a few parishes declined to enter the new church. They wished to remain directly under the Patriarch in Moscow and reorganized as the Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A.

Using data from the 1980-2010 Religious Congregations and Membership Studies, this list ranks U.S. counties on the highest total number of adherents and the highest percent of the population in the Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.

Congregational "Adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. "Percent" is the percentage of the total population that belongs to that denomination. Note: Adherents are sometimes residents of a county different than the location of their congregation.

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Complete List

Ranking County   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
1 New York County, New York
6,200
0.39
2 Passaic County, New Jersey
750
0.15
3 San Francisco County, California
800
0.1
4 Bergen County, New Jersey
800
0.09
4 Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
1,400
0.09
4 Warren County, New Jersey
100
0.09
5 Macoupin County, Illinois
40
0.08
6 Calhoun County, Michigan
100
0.07
6 Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
150
0.07
6 Union County, New Jersey
400
0.07
7 Berks County, Pennsylvania
200
0.05
8 Baltimore city, Maryland
225
0.04
9 Delaware County, New York
12
0.03
9 Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
120
0.03
9 Ingham County, Michigan
85
0.03
9 Mahoning County, Ohio
80
0.03
10 Hudson County, New Jersey
100
0.02
10 Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
75
0.02
11 Delaware County, Pennsylvania
60
0.01
11 Erie County, Pennsylvania
25
0.01
11 Hillsborough County, Florida
80
0.01
11 Jefferson County, Alabama
70
0.01
11 Kent County, Michigan
85
0.01
11 Orange County, New York
50
0.01
11 Wayne County, Michigan
265
0.01
12 Queens County, New York
15
0
12 San Diego County, California
90
0
13 Carbon County, Pennsylvania
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13 Marion County, Oregon
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13 Northampton County, Pennsylvania
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13 Seneca County, New York
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13 Ulster County, New York
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* 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 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 www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

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]