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