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Pierce County, Washington

Religious Traditions, 2010

121,041 4,817 34,906 605 69,558 49,446 514,852
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 1 124 0.2
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 557 0.7
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 9 2,601 3.3
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 173 0.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 1,362 1.7
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 26 69,558 87.5
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 --- ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 25 27,374 34.4
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 2,760 3.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 2,304 2.9
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 543 0.7
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 255 0.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 100 0.1
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 126 0.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 32 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 2,931 3.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,661 2.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 --- ---
Conservative Lutheran Association Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,800 2.3
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 1,644 2.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 455 0.6
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 134 0.2
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 640 0.8
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 52 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 6,001 7.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 48 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 192 0.2
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 12 4,936 6.2
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 11 0.0
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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99 46,741 58.8
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 843 1.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 624 0.8
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 687 0.9
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 537 0.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 14 3,800 4.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 34 10,030 12.6
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 2,971 3.7
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 99 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 558 0.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 15 3,781 4.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 1,096 1.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 10 2,509 3.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 28 12,653 15.9
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 48 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 41 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 175 0.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 27 8,787 11.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 513 0.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 26 5,303 6.7
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 55 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 350 0.4
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 20 0.0
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 180 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 8 679 0.9
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 7 5,967 7.5
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 5 7,582 9.5
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 4 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 52 33,152 41.7
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 334 0.4
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 77 0.1
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 19 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 616 0.8
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 2 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 732 0.9
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 247 0.3
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Totals: 644 280,373  

The population of Pierce County, Washington was 795,225 in 2010; in 2000 it was 700,820. The total population changed 13.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (280,373) included 35.3% 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.