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Hampshire County, Massachusetts

Religious Traditions, 2010

3,128 29 8,454   50,643 4,722 91,104
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 556 3.7
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 331 2.2
Bah' Other Other Groups 3 243 1.6
Buddhists Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 21 35,273 231.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 100 0.7
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 15 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 431 2.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement --- --- ---
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 1,729 11.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 120 0.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 816 5.4
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 151 1.0
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
1 650 4.3
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 3 2,500 16.4
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 245 1.6
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 609 4.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 367 2.4
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
--- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 51 0.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 6 0.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 795 5.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 5,140 33.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,281 8.4
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Totals: 95 51,409  

The population of Hampshire County, Massachusetts was 152,251 in 2000; in 1990 it was 146,568. The total population changed 3.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (51,409) included 33.8% 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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.

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