Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Counties (2010) [ Metro Areas | States ]
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The Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch traces its origin to the Patriarchate established in Antioch by St. Peter the apostle. The first Syrian Orthodox faithful came to North America during the late 1800s, and by 1907 the first Syrian Orthodox priest was ordained. The Archdiocese was officially established in 1957.

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 Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch. 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
13 Baltimore city, Maryland
--
--
1 Bergen County, New Jersey
2,660
0.29
3 Butte County, California
240
0.11
11 Clark County, Nevada
240
0.01
12 Cook County, Illinois
160
0
13 Dallas County, Texas
--
--
13 District of Columbia, District of Columbia
--
--
8 DuPage County, Illinois
400
0.04
7 Duval County, Florida
400
0.05
10 Fairfax County, Virginia
185
0.02
9 Fort Bend County, Texas
160
0.03
13 Fulton County, Georgia
--
--
11 Gwinnett County, Georgia
100
0.01
13 Harris County, Texas
--
--
13 Hillsborough County, Florida
--
--
13 Kent County, Michigan
--
--
11 Kings County, New York
140
0.01
7 Los Angeles County, California
4,800
0.05
11 Maricopa County, Arizona
240
0.01
11 Miami-Dade County, Florida
200
0.01
11 Middlesex County, New Jersey
50
0.01
13 Montgomery County, Maryland
--
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8 Multnomah County, Oregon
280
0.04
11 Nassau County, New York
200
0.01
13 New York County, New York
--
--
11 Nueces County, Texas
50
0.01
4 Oakland County, Michigan
1,000
0.08
13 Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
--
--
8 Orange County, California
1,080
0.04
11 Orange County, Florida
150
0.01
13 Orange County, New York
--
--
13 Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
--
--
5 Pinellas County, Florida
600
0.07
6 Providence County, Rhode Island
400
0.06
13 Richmond County, New York
--
--
2 Roanoke city, Virginia
150
0.15
11 San Bernardino County, California
280
0.01
10 San Diego County, California
600
0.02
11 Santa Clara County, California
240
0.01
6 Suffolk County, Massachusetts
400
0.06
13 Wayne County, Michigan
--
--
8 Worcester County, Massachusetts
300
0.04


* 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]