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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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 673 335,938 297.8
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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231 79,914 70.8
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 126 69,827 61.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 196 66,759 59.2
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 37 64,998 57.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 103 28,057 24.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 150 18,007 16.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 26 15,602 13.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 25 13,908 12.3
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 20 11,844 10.5
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 55 11,367 10.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 57 10,903 9.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 32 8,299 7.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 14 7,311 6.5
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 35 6,233 5.5
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 10 5,414 4.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 22 4,421 3.9
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 26 3,769 3.3
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 8 3,656 3.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 27 3,616 3.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 3,428 3.0
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 3,320 2.9
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 14 2,305 2.0
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,971 1.7
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,774 1.6
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 1,740 1.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 1,705 1.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 11 1,645 1.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 8 1,557 1.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,528 1.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 1,119 1.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,100 1.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 895 0.8
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 785 0.7
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 665 0.6
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 597 0.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 538 0.5
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 500 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 392 0.3
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 2 375 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 327 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 300 0.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 300 0.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 272 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 242 0.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 202 0.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 130 0.1
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 2 129 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 79 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 78 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 77 0.1
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 70 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 62 0.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 58 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 54 0.0
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 53 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 53 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 46 0.0
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 32 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 31 0.0
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 28 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 23 0.0
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 11 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 6 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 3 0.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 2 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 8 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 23 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 2,158 800,800  

The population of the Birmingham-Hoover, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,128,047 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,052,238. The total population changed 7.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (800,800) included 71.0% of the total population in 2010.

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.