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Ulster County, New York

Religious Traditions, 2010

4,104 1,064 15,311 150 50,256 4,262 107,346
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 27 50,256 275.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 27 5,708 31.3
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 25 4,987 27.3
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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10 1,567 8.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 1,297 7.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 8 2,566 14.1
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 7 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 390 2.1
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 5 149 0.8
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 5 191 1.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 370 2.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 269 1.5
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 688 3.8
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 358 2.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 112 0.6
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 294 1.6
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 68 0.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 722 4.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 125 0.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 57 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 383 2.1
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 2 100 0.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 19 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 118 0.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 219 1.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 80 0.4
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 294 1.6
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 289 1.6
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 118 0.6
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 46 0.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.8
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 84 0.5
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 67 0.4
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 1,522 8.3
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 118 0.6
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 348 1.9
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 634 3.5
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 161 0.9
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 162 0.9
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 47 0.3
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 14 0.1
Totals: 185 75,147  

The population of Ulster County, New York was 182,493 in 2010; in 2000 it was 177,749. The total population changed 2.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (75,147) included 41.2% 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.