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Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

39,548 4,763 64,176 3,190 233,476 27,666 497,897
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 125 304,134 375.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 108 39,190 48.4
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 51 17,207 21.3
Jewish Other Judaism 19 17,157 21.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 34 13,545 16.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 41 12,784 15.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 43 10,753 13.3
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 7,680 9.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 33 6,612 8.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 11 5,046 6.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 4,347 5.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 2,107 2.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 1,698 2.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,684 2.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 1,609 2.0
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,520 1.9
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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4 1,405 1.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 1,183 1.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,007 1.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 821 1.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 782 1.0
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 708 0.9
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 607 0.7
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 579 0.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 453 0.6
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 440 0.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 435 0.5
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 5 321 0.4
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 205 0.3
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 200 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 156 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 132 0.2
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 126 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 124 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 122 0.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 90 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 90 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 82 0.1
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 78 0.1
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 57 0.1
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 49 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 47 0.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 37 0.0
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 6 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Totals: 611 458,009  

The population of the Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 809,443 in 1990; in 1980 it was 771,290. The total population changed 4.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (458,009) included 56.6% of the total population in 1990.

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 5 counties: Albany County, New York, Rensselaer County, New York, Saratoga County, New York, Schenectady County, New York, Schoharie County, New York.

* 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.