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Mobile County, Alabama

Religious Traditions, 2010

149,286 34,124 30,312 724 32,003 6,684 159,859
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 % Change
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +2 +2,968 +43.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +0 +2,243 +694.4%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 +1,636 +16.8%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +0 +937 +65.6%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 +118 +57.6%
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups +0 +63 +80.8%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 +40 +51.9%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +0 +28 +66.7%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups +0 +6 +7.9%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints +1 +2 +0.3%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -5 -1.5%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -21 -10.5%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist +0 -28 -2.6%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 -43 -29.5%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -74 -42.5%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -1 -101 -22.2%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 -115 -62.5%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -239 -25.5%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +2 -287 -15.7%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 -328 -39.3%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 -339 -42.4%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 -356 -10.8%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 -401 -23.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism +0 -600 -9.4%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -2 -607 -90.5%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist -1 -625 -62.7%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -771 -22.2%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist -2 -957 -48.1%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -1 -4,018 -11.2%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 -4,837 -19.6%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +24 -7,986 -8.1%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
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 Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: +22 -14,697 -7%

The population of Mobile County, Alabama was 412,992 in 2010; in 2000 it was 399,843. The total population changed 3.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (253,133) included 61.3% of the total population in 2010.

The population of Mobile County, Alabama was 399,843 in 2000; in 1990 it was 378,643. The total population changed 5.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (212,931) included 53.3% 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.