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