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Onondaga County, New York

Religious Traditions, 2010

25,349 5,690 42,255 4,152 163,488 18,569 207,523
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 58 163,488 350.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 45 18,796 40.2
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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39 9,853 21.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 12 7,368 15.8
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 4 6,566 14.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 21 5,154 11.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 15 4,789 10.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 4,113 8.8
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 3,200 6.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 2,684 5.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 2,566 5.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,400 5.1
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 2,360 5.1
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 15 2,273 4.9
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 1,948 4.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,799 3.9
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 1,742 3.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,505 3.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 1,420 3.0
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,320 2.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 1,251 2.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,029 2.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 944 2.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 925 2.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 726 1.6
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 726 1.6
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 619 1.3
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 605 1.3
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 1.3
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 545 1.2
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 2 534 1.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 495 1.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 469 1.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 463 1.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 463 1.0
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 402 0.9
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 384 0.8
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 2 370 0.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 329 0.7
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 247 0.5
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 233 0.5
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 173 0.4
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 121 0.3
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.3
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.2
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 98 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 90 0.2
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 90 0.2
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 86 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 73 0.2
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 70 0.1
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 70 0.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 70 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 65 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 62 0.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 60 0.1
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.1
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 46 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 29 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 28 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 25 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 24 0.1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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2 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Totals: 399 259,503  

The population of Onondaga County, New York was 467,026 in 2010; in 2000 it was 458,336. The total population changed 1.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (259,503) included 55.6% 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.