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New York County, New York

Religious Traditions, 2010

66,211 12,440 88,742 21,910 323,325 185,469 887,776
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 --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 41 28,611 18.6
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 416 0.3
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,400 0.9
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 6,272 4.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 43 6,019 3.9
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 1,570 1.0
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Buddhists Other Other Groups 43 --- ---
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.4
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 110 564,505 367.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,411 0.9
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 823 0.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 318 0.2
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 95 0.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 980 0.6
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 154 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 10 3,825 2.5
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 432 0.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 999 0.6
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 74 0.0
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 590 0.4
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 29 0.0
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 418 0.3
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 47 23,742 15.4
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 28 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 18 4,725 3.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 137 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 115 0.1
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 99 0.1
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 11 5,403 3.5
Hindus Other Other Groups 10 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 7,868 5.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 115 0.1
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 40 0.0
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 102 314,500 204.6
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,588 1.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 152 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 416 0.3
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 1,211 0.8
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 16 37,078 24.1
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 421 0.3
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.3
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 30 10,715 7.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,635 1.1
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 12,439 8.1
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 751 0.5
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 4,000 2.6
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 15 6,339 4.1
Shinto Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 1,634 1.1
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 693 0.5
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 2,132 1.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 4,104 2.7
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 21 12,900 8.4
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 144 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 160 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 665 1,075,375  

The population of New York County, New York was 1,537,195 in 2000; in 1990 it was 1,487,536. The total population changed 3.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,075,375) included 70.0% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.