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Rochester, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

77,397 9,998 94,223 2,788 256,572 31,339 607,354
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 95 256,572 237.6
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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138 43,401 40.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 106 32,353 30.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 62 19,460 18.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 77 16,496 15.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 29 10,782 10.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 6 9,133 8.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 17 8,644 8.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 38 7,416 6.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 13 6,572 6.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 5,317 4.9
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 5 5,114 4.7
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 9 4,487 4.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 31 3,864 3.6
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 3,381 3.1
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 3 2,805 2.6
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 5 2,600 2.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 2,517 2.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 12 2,023 1.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,678 1.6
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 1,627 1.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,599 1.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 1,557 1.4
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 1,551 1.4
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 1,527 1.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 1,337 1.2
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 1,269 1.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,190 1.1
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 7 1,163 1.1
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,109 1.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 1,050 1.0
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 3 996 0.9
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 808 0.7
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 723 0.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 707 0.7
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 675 0.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 647 0.6
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 8 629 0.6
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 603 0.6
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 2 500 0.5
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 491 0.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 427 0.4
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 403 0.4
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 369 0.3
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 350 0.3
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 340 0.3
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 314 0.3
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 272 0.3
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 233 0.2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 215 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 204 0.2
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 180 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 174 0.2
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 166 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 158 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 155 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 144 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 118 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 106 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 104 0.1
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 100 0.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.1
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 85 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 83 0.1
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 82 0.1
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 75 0.1
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 3 69 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 65 0.1
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 35 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 8 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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2 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 22 --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Totals: 983 472,317  

The population of the Rochester, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,079,671 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,062,452. The total population changed 1.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (472,317) included 43.7% of the total population in 2010.

Rochester, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 6 counties: Livingston County, New York, Monroe County, New York, Ontario County, New York, Orleans County, New York, Wayne County, New York, Yates County, New York.

* 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.