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Jefferson County, Alabama

Religious Traditions, 2010

308,984 106,653 67,037 1,424 55,083 13,073 106,212
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic 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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 263 196,690 297.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 110 53,181 80.3
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 30 44,044 66.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 19 14,785 22.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 73 12,691 19.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 44 12,488 18.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 29 9,975 15.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 8,430 12.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 8,132 12.3
Jewish Other Judaism 5 5,300 8.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 10 4,272 6.5
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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5 2,659 4.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 7 2,219 3.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 11 2,087 3.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 2,020 3.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 1,827 2.8
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,719 2.6
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,644 2.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,643 2.5
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,523 2.3
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,320 2.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,092 1.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 1,066 1.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 982 1.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 787 1.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 649 1.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 484 0.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 450 0.7
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 443 0.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 387 0.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 338 0.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 324 0.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 299 0.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 263 0.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 228 0.3
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 213 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 200 0.3
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 177 0.3
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 169 0.3
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 135 0.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 124 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 119 0.2
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 101 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 100 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 79 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 60 0.1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 51 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 48 0.1
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 1 35 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 19 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Buddhists Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 794 398,071  

The population of Jefferson County, Alabama was 662,047 in 2000; in 1990 it was 651,525. The total population changed 1.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (398,071) included 60.1% of the total population in 2000.

* 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 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]

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.