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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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 42 9,472 14.4
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 21 3,161 4.8
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 104 0.2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 --- ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 3,411 5.2
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 31 0.0
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 280 0.4
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 11 0.0
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 53 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 32 55,083 83.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 459 0.7
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 603 0.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 202 0.3
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 29 5,445 8.3
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 2 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 917 1.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 45 15,899 24.1
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 16 11,171 17.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 758 1.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 8 4,753 7.2
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,356 2.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 69 11,267 17.1
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 28 0.0
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,774 2.7
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 54 0.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 684 1.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 17 14,025 21.3
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 32 0.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 300 0.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 594 0.9
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 62 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 23 0.0
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,100 1.7
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 2 129 0.2
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 77 0.1
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 78 0.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 606 0.9
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 15 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 11 1,645 2.5
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 785 1.2
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 6 0.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 7 3,348 5.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,017 1.5
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 10 5,414 8.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 117 67,313 102.2
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 8 1,357 2.1
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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170 69,878 106.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.3
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 2 375 0.6
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 46 0.1
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 70 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 7,972 12.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 9,173 13.9
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 3,320 5.0
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,971 3.0
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 232 0.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 14 4,007 6.1
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 272 185,650 281.9
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 300 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 392 0.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 86 43,422 65.9
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 126 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 79 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 2 0.0
Totals: 1,198 552,254  

The population of Jefferson County, Alabama was 658,466 in 2010; in 2000 it was 662,047. The total population changed -0.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (552,254) included 83.9% of the total population in 2010.

* 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.