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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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 20 50,643 320.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 4,094 25.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 1,695 10.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,162 7.4
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
7 1,058 6.7
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,037 6.6
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 967 6.1
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 810 5.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 634 4.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 600 3.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 533 3.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 478 3.0
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 3 468 3.0
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 396 2.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 386 2.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 361 2.3
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 327 2.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 269 1.7
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 235 1.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 4 234 1.5
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 160 1.0
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 6 147 0.9
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 102 0.6
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 64 0.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 62 0.4
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 29 0.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1 25 0.2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 117 66,976  

The population of Hampshire County, Massachusetts was 158,080 in 2010; in 2000 it was 152,251. The total population changed 3.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (66,976) included 42.4% 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 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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