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Montgomery, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

128,071 50,547 43,919 85 11,923 5,812 134,179
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 145 81,816 218.4
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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70 14,926 39.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 70 30,971 82.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 64 11,189 29.9
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 49 23,948 63.9
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 39 6,679 17.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 2,572 6.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 15 1,937 5.2
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 3,178 8.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 3,107 8.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 3,460 9.2
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 12 11,923 31.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 11 3,741 10.0
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 10 8,970 23.9
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 10 --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 926 2.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,170 3.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 2,233 6.0
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 260 0.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 3,231 8.6
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 4,901 13.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 1,415 3.8
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 258 0.7
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 160 0.4
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 423 1.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 968 2.6
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 552 1.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 465 1.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 5,065 13.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 193 0.5
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 50 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 452 1.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 258 0.7
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 5,806 15.5
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 334 0.9
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 15 0.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 186 0.5
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 19 0.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 136 0.4
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 537 1.4
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 169 0.5
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 85 0.2
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 38 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 57 0.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 61 0.2
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 488 1.3
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 459 1.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 292 0.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 129 0.3
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 146 0.4
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 3 0.0
Totals: 651 240,357  

The population of the Montgomery, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 374,536 in 2010; in 2000 it was 346,528. The total population changed 8.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (240,357) included 64.2% of the total population in 2010.

Montgomery, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 4 counties: Autauga County, Alabama, Elmore County, Alabama, Lowndes County, Alabama, Montgomery 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.