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Anchorage Municipality, Alaska

Religious Traditions, 2010

44,678 1,128 11,427 2,215 22,969 20,387 189,022
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
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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51 17,405 59.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 33 9,056 31.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 28 13,867 47.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 4,632 15.9
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 12 22,969 78.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 2,836 9.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 9 3,334 11.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 9 1,785 6.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 865 3.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,350 4.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,132 3.9
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,043 3.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 1,635 5.6
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 5 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 1,591 5.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,486 5.1
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 4 3,405 11.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 853 2.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 2,425 8.3
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 1,266 4.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,141 3.9
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 3 618 2.1
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 439 1.5
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 264 0.9
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 270 0.9
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 194 0.7
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 924 3.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 316 1.1
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 564 1.9
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 547 1.9
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 380 1.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 99 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 120 0.4
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 35 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 477 1.6
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 76 0.3
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 125 0.4
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 350 1.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 382 1.3
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 20 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 194 0.7
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 167 0.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 30 0.1
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 113 0.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 234 0.8
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 75 0.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 234 0.8
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 12 0.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 160 0.5
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 132 0.5
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 16 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 50 0.2
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 18 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Alaska Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 107 0.4
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 72 0.2
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 416 1.4
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 40 0.1
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 321 1.1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 77 0.3
Totals: 326 102,804  

The population of Anchorage Municipality, Alaska was 291,826 in 2010; in 2000 it was 260,283. The total population changed 12.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (102,804) included 35.2% 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.