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Providence-Warwick, RI-MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

45,007 1,340 75,349 9,190 752,711 26,329 690,926
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 6 820 0.5
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 420 0.3
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 94 18,825 11.8
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 450 0.3
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,500 1.6
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 41 6,803 4.2
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 372 0.2
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 9 713 0.4
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 5 1,883 1.2
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 4 573 0.4
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 230 752,711 470.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 932 0.6
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 3 0 ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 6 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 165 0.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 34 2,251 1.4
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 22 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 183 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 8 4,584 2.9
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 82 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 2,014 1.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 10 1,034 0.6
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 4 408 0.3
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,013 0.6
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 812 0.5
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 5 4,360 2.7
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 750 0.5
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 450 0.3
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 69 23,325 14.6
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 1,649 1.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 20 0.0
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 170 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 16 6,624 4.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 62 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 419 0.3
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 11 749 0.5
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 4,190 2.6
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 1,742 1.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 25 0.0
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 84 0.1
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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4 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 21 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,271 0.8
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 15 0.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 9 2,368 1.5
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 929 0.6
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 118 0.1
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 78 0.0
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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75 19,393 12.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 525 0.3
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 11 2,030 1.3
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 12 0.0
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 3 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 2,355 1.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 265 0.2
Presbyterian Reformed Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 300 0.2
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 5 4,533 2.8
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 50 0.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,599 1.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 289 0.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 29 3,167 2.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 1,340 0.8
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.2
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 175 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 15 2,339 1.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 46 11,140 7.0
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 37 10,389 6.5
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 142 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 15 0.0
Totals: 1,002 909,926  

The population of the Providence-Warwick, RI-MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,600,852 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,582,997. The total population changed 1.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (909,926) included 56.8% of the total population in 2010.

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 6 counties: Bristol County, Rhode Island, Bristol County, Massachusetts, Kent County, Rhode Island, Newport County, Rhode Island, Providence County, Rhode Island, Washington County, Rhode Island.

* 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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