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Mobile, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

149,286 34,124 30,312 724 32,003 6,684 159,859
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 116 90,579 219.3
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 35 32,003 77.5
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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96 27,284 66.1
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 46 24,679 59.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 45 19,897 48.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 11,348 27.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 36 9,878 23.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 15 5,794 14.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 17 3,044 7.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 2,941 7.1
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 17 2,772 6.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 2,702 6.5
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 12 2,650 6.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 2,566 6.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 2,366 5.7
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 5 1,540 3.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 1,342 3.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 1,052 2.5
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,033 2.5
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 4 748 1.8
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 712 1.7
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 700 1.7
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 602 1.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 507 1.2
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 506 1.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 460 1.1
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 395 1.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 372 0.9
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 359 0.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 354 0.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 324 0.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 323 0.8
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 248 0.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 179 0.4
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 141 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 117 0.3
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 103 0.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 100 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 82 0.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 70 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 69 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 64 0.2
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 26 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 24 0.1
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 19 0.0
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 16 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 9 --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 599 253,133  

The population of the Mobile, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 412,992 in 2010; in 2000 it was 399,843. The total population changed 3.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (253,133) included 61.3% of the total population in 2010.

Mobile, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Mobile 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.