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Dutchess County, New York

Religious Traditions, 2010

12,799 2,898 20,556 854 111,112 10,970 138,299
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
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 24 4,915 16.5
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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24 4,841 16.3
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 22 111,112 373.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 22 6,804 22.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 1,791 6.0
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 3,588 12.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 8 1,185 4.0
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 8 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 1,240 4.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 2,482 8.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 1,775 6.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 410 1.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,387 4.7
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 1,375 4.6
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 806 2.7
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 3 104 0.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 733 2.5
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 717 2.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 163 0.5
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 179 0.6
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 7,044 23.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 198 0.7
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 136 0.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 161 0.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 839 2.8
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,253 4.2
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 2 430 1.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 796 2.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 382 1.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 319 1.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 24 0.1
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 11 0.0
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 84 0.3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 203 0.7
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 135 0.5
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 1.7
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 25 0.1
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 200 0.7
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 70 0.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.7
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.2
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 154 0.5
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 244 0.8
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 96 0.3
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 18 0.1
Totals: 222 159,189  

The population of Dutchess County, New York was 297,488 in 2010; in 2000 it was 280,150. The total population changed 6.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (159,189) included 53.5% 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.