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