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Kings County, New York

Religious Traditions, 2010

131,374 38,019 85,439 15,945 623,796 397,277 1,212,850
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
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 325 280,000 111.8
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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129 61,291 24.5
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 107 623,796 249.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 74 26,226 10.5
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 60 95,126 38.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 54 46,868 18.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 53 10,472 4.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 37 6,979 2.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 34 4,041 1.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 33 16,370 6.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 30 8,915 3.6
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 29 --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 29 8,976 3.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 28 3,333 1.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 28 3,999 1.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 2,539 1.0
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 22 4,974 2.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 3,300 1.3
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 15 14,123 5.6
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 6,876 2.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 1,348 0.5
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 1,314 0.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 1,758 0.7
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 11 778 0.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 473 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 11 9,096 3.6
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 9 4,503 1.8
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 720 0.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 1,087 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 647 0.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 699 0.3
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 2,451 1.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 942 0.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 551 0.2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,441 0.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 580 0.2
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 5 835 0.3
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 5 3,674 1.5
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 3,557 1.4
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 374 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 8,500 3.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 2,728 1.1
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 663 0.3
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 435 0.2
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 129 0.1
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 3 854 0.3
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 3 516 0.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 292 0.1
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 429 0.2
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 380 0.2
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 251 0.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,350 0.5
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 368 0.1
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 --- ---
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 35 0.0
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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2 --- ---
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 474 0.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 350 0.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 500 0.2
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 2,500 1.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 290 0.1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 130 0.1
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 34 0.0
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 368 0.1
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 0 ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 77 0.0
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 45 0.0
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,400 1.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 78 0.0
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 272 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 1,562 0.6
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 75 0.0
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 100 0.0
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 91 0.0
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 140 0.1
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 129 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 265 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 8 0.0
Totals: 1,426 1,291,850  

The population of Kings County, New York was 2,504,700 in 2010; in 2000 it was 2,465,326. The total population changed 1.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,291,850) included 51.6% 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.