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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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 233 0.3
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 1,980 2.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 29 11,779 14.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 2,397 3.0
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 111 345,244 427.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 182 0.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 200 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 465 0.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 64 0.1
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 1,722 2.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 249 0.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,381 1.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 342 0.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 677 0.8
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 287 0.4
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 451 0.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 43 35,745 44.3
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 500 0.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 640 0.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 17 9,919 12.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 325 0.4
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Spiritualist 1 24 0.0
Jewish Other Judaism 15 7,817 9.7
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 34 0.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 6,031 7.5
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 0 50 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 238 0.3
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 96 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 8,103 10.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,256 1.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 747 0.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,818 2.3
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 575 0.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 1,132 1.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 44 26,863 33.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 33 21,791 27.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 25 0.0
Totals: 396 491,382  

The population of the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 807,143 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (491,382) included 60.9% of the total population in 1980.

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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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.