Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia States (2010) [ Counties | Metro Areas ]
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The Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia was founded in 1921. A group of bishops not in Russia at the time of the Revolution rejected the new Russian government and organized to continue their life and organization on pre-Revolutionary patterns.

Using data from the 1980-2010 Religious Congregations and Membership Studies, this list ranks U.S. states on the highest total number of adherents and the highest percent of the population in the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. 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.

[ More information on the data source ]

Complete List

Ranking State   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
6 Alabama
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5 Arizona
85
0
5 Arkansas
51
0
3 California
7,354
0.02
4 Colorado
600
0.01
4 Connecticut
340
0.01
1 District Of Columbia
800
0.13
4 Florida
2,550
0.01
4 Georgia
875
0.01
5 Hawaii
25
0
4 Idaho
100
0.01
5 Illinois
595
0
5 Indiana
211
0
5 Kansas
15
0
4 Maine
98
0.01
5 Maryland
110
0
2 Massachusetts
2,339
0.04
4 Michigan
575
0.01
5 Minnesota
160
0
4 Missouri
396
0.01
5 Nevada
60
0
4 New Jersey
1,145
0.01
5 New Mexico
75
0
3 New York
3,470
0.02
5 North Carolina
179
0
4 Ohio
645
0.01
5 Oklahoma
94
0
4 Oregon
560
0.01
4 Pennsylvania
1,162
0.01
5 South Carolina
175
0
6 South Dakota
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6 Tennessee
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5 Texas
1,022
0
4 Utah
250
0.01
5 Virginia
142
0
4 Washington
525
0.01
4 West Virginia
115
0.01
4 Wisconsin
779
0.01


* 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]