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Orange County, New York

Religious Traditions, 2010

14,437 1,711 19,326 973 131,308 30,221 174,837
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 45 131,308 352.2
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 8 21,000 56.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 26 7,242 19.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 3,776 10.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 18 3,700 9.9
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 3,644 9.8
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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22 2,947 7.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 2,475 6.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 2,135 5.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,763 4.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 1,725 4.6
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 3 1,612 4.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,455 3.9
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 4 1,444 3.9
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,215 3.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,121 3.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 994 2.7
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 974 2.6
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 821 2.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 750 2.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 748 2.0
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 5 680 1.8
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 394 1.1
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 380 1.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 321 0.9
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 294 0.8
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 294 0.8
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 270 0.7
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 234 0.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 228 0.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 216 0.6
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 189 0.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 187 0.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 185 0.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 181 0.5
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 167 0.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 167 0.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 148 0.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 107 0.3
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.3
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 70 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 65 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 63 0.2
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.1
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 48 0.1
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 37 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 22 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 15 0.0
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 12 0.0
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 3 0.0
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 9 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Totals: 285 197,976  

The population of Orange County, New York was 372,813 in 2010; in 2000 it was 341,367. The total population changed 9.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (197,976) included 53.1% 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.