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King County, Washington

Religious Traditions, 2010

204,523 7,030 104,806 12,257 278,340 119,713 1,204,580
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 4 2,101 1.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 312 0.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 222 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 42 12,531 6.5
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 --- ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 42 0.0
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,500 1.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 63 25,937 13.4
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 22 2,946 1.5
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 39 18,185 9.4
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 7 4,495 2.3
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 17 1,195 0.6
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 71 278,340 144.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 26 3,897 2.0
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 12 1,820 0.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 8,732 4.5
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 180 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 1,159 0.6
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 16 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 395 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 724 0.4
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 12 3,357 1.7
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 148 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 110 56,985 29.5
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 217 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 270 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 29 4,540 2.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 29 3,618 1.9
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 5 835 0.4
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 3,108 1.6
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 4,590 2.4
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 180 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 35 14,971 7.8
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,400 0.7
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 5,307 2.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,170 0.6
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 205 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 68 25,789 13.4
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 745 0.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 38 7,287 3.8
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 3,715 1.9
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 4,765 2.5
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 8 3,263 1.7
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 15 478 0.2
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 472 0.2
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 150 0.1
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 130 0.1
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 6 338 0.2
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 629 0.3
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 26 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 29 8,690 4.5
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,431 0.7
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 72 0.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 75 0.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 188 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 49 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 13 0.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 21 12,288 6.4
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 36 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 49 0.0
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 600 0.3
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 480 0.2
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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159 95,218 49.3
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 182 0.1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 70 0.0
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 995 0.5
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 8 2,600 1.3
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 216 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 54 24,909 12.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 1,555 0.8
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 113 0.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 6 9,104 4.7
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 265 0.1
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 83 0.0
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 365 0.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 2,762 1.4
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,500 0.8
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 65 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 34 11,148 5.8
Sikh Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 55 6,694 3.5
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 576 0.3
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.1
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 8 3,475 1.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 32 5,937 3.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 50 18,161 9.4
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Vicariate for the Palestinian/Jordanian Orthodox Christian Communities Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 125 0.1
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 834 0.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 1,091 0.6
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 21 0.0
Totals: 1,459 726,669  

The population of King County, Washington was 1,931,249 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,737,034. The total population changed 11.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (726,669) included 37.6% 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.