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Maricopa County, Arizona

Religious Traditions, 2010

534,453 6,278 104,145 13,379 520,651 312,574 2,325,637
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
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 503 242,732 63.6
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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309 213,640 56.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 149 73,207 19.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 120 93,252 24.4
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 99 519,950 136.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 55 28,634 7.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 49 7,719 2.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 47 30,014 7.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 47 13,564 3.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 42 15,001 3.9
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 40 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 38 8,973 2.4
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 36 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 34 3,938 1.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 34 18,408 4.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 29 35,804 9.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 29 13,203 3.5
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 22 6,817 1.8
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 21 10,159 2.7
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 2,284 0.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 20 3,252 0.9
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 20 5,842 1.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 1,201 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 5,589 1.5
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 6,930 1.8
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 3,435 0.9
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 16 2,107 0.6
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 15 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 14 6,524 1.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 4,774 1.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 1,243 0.3
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 2,185 0.6
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 12,469 3.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 12 4,766 1.2
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 12 12,235 3.2
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 12 2,250 0.6
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 2,393 0.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,158 0.3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 10 --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,015 0.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 922 0.2
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 1,814 0.5
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 --- ---
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 7 4,471 1.2
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 7 255 0.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 7 9,212 2.4
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 7 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 614 0.2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 854 0.2
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,991 0.5
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 573 0.2
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 334 0.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 700 0.2
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,101 0.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 601 0.2
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 4 856 0.2
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 4 2,390 0.6
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 168 0.0
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 107 0.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 5,650 1.5
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 4 11,500 3.0
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 655 0.2
Sikh Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 30 0.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 1,390 0.4
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 3 2,060 0.5
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 271 0.1
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 83 0.0
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 819 0.2
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,120 0.3
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 623 0.2
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 391 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 187 0.0
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 559 0.1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 297 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 110 0.0
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 13,000 3.4
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 633 0.2
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 200 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 126 0.0
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 260 0.1
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 3,600 0.9
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 101 0.0
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.0
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 78 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 126 0.0
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 0 ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 44 0.0
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.0
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 81 0.0
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 701 0.2
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 35 0.0
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.0
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 180 0.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 84 0.0
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 189 0.0
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 263 0.1
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 40 0.0
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 700 0.2
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 240 0.1
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 40 0.0
United Catholic Church, Inc. Catholic Catholicism 1 701 0.2
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 93 0.0
Totals: 2,299 1,491,480  

The population of Maricopa County, Arizona was 3,817,117 in 2010; in 2000 it was 3,072,149. The total population changed 24.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,491,480) included 39.1% 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.