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