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