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Schenectady County, New York

Religious Traditions, 2010

6,176 1,118 12,031 215 44,178 9,128 81,881
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 16 44,178 285.5
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 4 6,089 39.4
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 3,597 23.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 2,824 18.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 1,842 11.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 1,465 9.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,458 9.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 1,436 9.3
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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9 1,151 7.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,129 7.3
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 853 5.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 736 4.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 690 4.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 548 3.5
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 544 3.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 527 3.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 511 3.3
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 370 2.4
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 362 2.3
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 337 2.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 242 1.6
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 239 1.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 215 1.4
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 181 1.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 178 1.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 172 1.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 164 1.1
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 151 1.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 140 0.9
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 118 0.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 79 0.5
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 71 0.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 2 54 0.3
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 52 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 47 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 46 0.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 28 0.2
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 11 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 10 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 1 0.0
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 122 72,846  

The population of Schenectady County, New York was 154,727 in 2010; in 2000 it was 146,555. The total population changed 5.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (72,846) included 47.1% 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.


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