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Niagara County, New York

Religious Traditions, 2010

17,174 1,895 18,836 810 51,948 3,157 122,649
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 787 3.6
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 119 0.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 1,711 7.9
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 2.3
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.5
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 822 3.8
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 38 0.2
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 29 51,948 240.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 566 2.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 2 155 0.7
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 260 1.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 174 0.8
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 393 1.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 1,125 5.2
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 113 0.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 2 199 0.9
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 158 0.7
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 92 0.4
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 90 0.4
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 1,564 7.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 11 3,232 14.9
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 88 0.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 373 1.7
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 5 0.0
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 100 0.5
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 20 0.1
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 7 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 16 8,260 38.2
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,175 5.4
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 1,522 7.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 114 0.5
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 596 2.8
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
25 4,010 18.5
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 2,685 12.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 68 0.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 451 2.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 135 0.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 139 0.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 54 0.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,392 6.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 7,978 36.9
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 143 0.7
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 266 1.2
Totals: 212 93,820  

The population of Niagara County, New York was 216,469 in 2010; in 2000 it was 219,846. The total population changed -1.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (93,820) included 43.3% 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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.

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