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