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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

46,888 4,144 82,604 9,215 404,341 32,501 337,136
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 93 404,341 441.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 43 22,774 24.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 43 21,826 23.8
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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70 21,565 23.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 32 14,712 16.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 25 12,673 13.8
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 8 8,880 9.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 5,410 5.9
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 8 5,343 5.8
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 13 5,172 5.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 5,057 5.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 4,901 5.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 16 4,865 5.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 10 4,531 4.9
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 11 4,100 4.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 3,884 4.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 3,183 3.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 17 2,873 3.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 2,780 3.0
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 1,713 1.9
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 1,463 1.6
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 1,335 1.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 1,192 1.3
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,075 1.2
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,061 1.2
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 1,033 1.1
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,003 1.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 974 1.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 786 0.9
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 2 696 0.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 689 0.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 626 0.7
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.7
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 4 555 0.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 549 0.6
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 493 0.5
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 480 0.5
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 370 0.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 359 0.4
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 2 320 0.3
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 315 0.3
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 308 0.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 266 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 230 0.3
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 7 226 0.2
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 211 0.2
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 185 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 168 0.2
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 165 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 161 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 152 0.2
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 150 0.2
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 143 0.2
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 134 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 100 0.1
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 75 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 72 0.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 69 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 67 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 62 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 42 0.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 41 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 8 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 10 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Totals: 654 579,693  

The population of the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 916,829 in 2010; in 2000 it was 882,567. The total population changed 3.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (579,693) included 63.2% of the total population in 2010.

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Fairfield County, Connecticut.

* 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.