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Putnam County, New York

Religious Traditions, 2010

1,208   4,017 145 41,420 1,588 51,332
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 % Change
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist +0 -45 -8.4%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 +85 +76.6%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups +0 +5 +62.5%
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism +4 -12,076 -22.6%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 +0 +0.0%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism +0 -2 -0.2%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran +0 -262 -31.8%
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +45 +100.0%
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 +84 +15.2%
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
--- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 +58 +113.7%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -166 -17.9%
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 -92 -7.1%
Totals: +3 -12,366 -21%

The population of Putnam County, New York was 99,710 in 2010; in 2000 it was 95,745. The total population changed 4.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (48,378) included 48.5% of the total population in 2010.

The population of Putnam County, New York was 95,745 in 2000; in 1990 it was 83,941. The total population changed 14.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (60,978) included 63.7% 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 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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