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Birmingham-Hoover, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

510,091 114,079 93,663 1,482 64,998 16,487 327,247
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
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 50 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 350 0.3
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 53 15,617 14.8
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 51 0.0
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 333 0.3
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 101 0.1
Buddhists Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 35 47,910 45.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 472 0.4
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 1,565 1.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 488 0.5
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 2 50 0.0
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 22 1,509 1.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 105 22,518 21.4
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 31 1,377 1.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 14 4,104 3.9
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 83 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 31 3,835 3.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 161 20,125 19.1
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 119 0.1
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 2,414 2.3
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 23 15,840 15.1
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 325 0.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 1,767 1.7
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 78 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 100 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 79 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,644 1.6
Hindus Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,320 1.3
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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5 2,659 2.5
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 169 0.2
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,719 1.6
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 846 0.8
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 6 5,390 5.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 11 2,087 2.0
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 240 0.2
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 213 0.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 1,827 1.7
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 9 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 33 4,762 4.5
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,572 1.5
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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--- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 177 0.2
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 48 0.0
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 35 10,310 9.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 10,740 10.2
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 25 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 477 0.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 14 4,570 4.3
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 619 328,452 312.1
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 228 0.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 338 0.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 227 77,601 73.7
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 910 0.9
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 263 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 60 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 1,605 599,891  

The population of the Birmingham-Hoover, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,052,238 in 2000; in 1990 it was 956,844. The total population changed 10.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (599,891) included 57.0% of the total population in 2000.

Birmingham-Hoover, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 7 counties: Bibb County, Alabama, Blount County, Alabama, Chilton County, Alabama, Jefferson County, Alabama, Shelby County, Alabama, St. Clair County, Alabama, Walker County, Alabama.

* 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.