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Rockland County, New York

Religious Traditions, 2010

17,221 2,640 7,852 2,909 109,386 74,477 97,202
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 21 109,386 350.9
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 110 60,000 192.5
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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20 8,613 27.6
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 5 5,027 16.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 4,566 14.6
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 4 3,669 11.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 10 2,319 7.4
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 1,929 6.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,770 5.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 8 1,685 5.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 1,632 5.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 1,603 5.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,464 4.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,362 4.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,248 4.0
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 800 2.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 769 2.5
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 715 2.3
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 711 2.3
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 702 2.3
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 576 1.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 417 1.3
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 400 1.3
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 3 322 1.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 300 1.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 290 0.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 278 0.9
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 273 0.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 194 0.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 183 0.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 182 0.6
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 151 0.5
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 128 0.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 117 0.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 104 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 90 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 82 0.3
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 74 0.2
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 72 0.2
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 70 0.2
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 54 0.2
Bah' Other Other Groups 0 52 0.2
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 46 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 26 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 14 0.0
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 10 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 2 10 0.0
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 311 214,485  

The population of Rockland County, New York was 311,687 in 2010; in 2000 it was 286,753. The total population changed 8.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (214,485) included 68.8% 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.