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