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Bellingham, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

25,842   9,859 370 13,397 8,714 142,958
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 6 13,397 66.6
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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28 12,357 61.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 10 5,438 27.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 4,087 20.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 11 2,639 13.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 2,082 10.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,890 9.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,719 8.5
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,467 7.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 1,131 5.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,098 5.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,055 5.2
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 3 1,009 5.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 980 4.9
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 950 4.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 720 3.6
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 599 3.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 513 2.6
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 509 2.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 476 2.4
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 461 2.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 408 2.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 317 1.6
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 1.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 306 1.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 304 1.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 280 1.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 247 1.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 245 1.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 180 0.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 173 0.9
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 135 0.7
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 134 0.7
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 125 0.6
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 90 0.4
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 84 0.4
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 77 0.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 62 0.3
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.3
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 45 0.2
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 25 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Canadian and American Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 6 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 185 58,182  

The population of the Bellingham, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 201,140 in 2010; in 2000 it was 166,814. The total population changed 20.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (58,182) included 28.9% of the total population in 2010.

Bellingham, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Whatcom County, Washington.

* 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.