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Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

259,629 3,968 81,518 6,801 235,556 115,742 1,522,795
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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 478 0.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 308 0.1
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 355 0.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 25 8,149 3.7
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.2
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 52 0.0
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 776 0.3
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 --- ---
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 800 0.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 66 16,766 7.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 26 2,706 1.2
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 22 8,595 3.9
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 3 988 0.4
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 12 998 0.4
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 86 234,854 105.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 4,304 1.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 13 3,250 1.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 43 14,796 6.6
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 299 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 692 0.3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 12 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 25 3,410 1.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,536 0.7
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 10 2,037 0.9
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 461 0.2
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 152 82,667 37.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 62 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 122 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 36 10,058 4.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 40 5,713 2.6
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 5 835 0.4
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 70 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 2,619 1.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 2,490 1.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 34 12,179 5.5
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 205 0.1
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 22 --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 3,667 1.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 1,211 0.5
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 24 3,823 1.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 66 22,455 10.1
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 180 0.1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,874 0.8
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 52 21,892 9.8
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,206 0.5
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 2,650 1.2
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 3 3,554 1.6
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 9 313 0.1
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 4 120 0.1
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 2,000 0.9
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.0
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 8 --- ---
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 183 0.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 101 0.0
Jain Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 43 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 42 12,406 5.6
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 446 0.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 666 0.3
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 330 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 50 0.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 9 3,064 1.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 50 0.0
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 478 0.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 189 0.1
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 179 0.1
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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218 101,120 45.4
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,794 0.8
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 633 0.3
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 1,096 0.5
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 6 735 0.3
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 243 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 327 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 54 14,177 6.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 788 0.4
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 869 0.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 3 2,738 1.2
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 450 0.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 2,176 1.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.2
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 33 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 64 21,459 9.6
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 83 14,415 6.5
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 280 0.1
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 10 5,147 2.3
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 9 2,928 1.3
United Catholic Church, Inc. Catholic Catholicism 1 702 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 4,262 1.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 74 16,533 7.4
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 960 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 486 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 883 0.4
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 13 0.0
Totals: 1,791 703,214  

The population of the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,226,009 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,927,881. The total population changed 15.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (703,214) included 31.6% of the total population in 2010.

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 7 counties: Clackamas County, Oregon, Clark County, Washington, Columbia County, Oregon, Multnomah County, Oregon, Skamania County, Washington, Washington County, Oregon, Yamhill County, Oregon.

* 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.


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