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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
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 1,421 1.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 67 22,948 22.4
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 51 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 32 6,415 6.3
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 60 0.1
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 19,242 18.8
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 128 308,507 300.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 621 0.6
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 338 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 228 0.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 165 0.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,057 1.0
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 6 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 190 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 482 0.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 67 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 13 4,587 4.5
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 60 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,686 1.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,553 1.5
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 42 14,939 14.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 70 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 29 15,806 15.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 193 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 2,228 2.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 425 0.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 3,625 3.5
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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4 2,770 2.7
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 75 0.1
Jewish Other Judaism 15 23,300 22.7
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 161 0.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 20 9,970 9.7
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 25 0.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 476 0.5
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 300 0.3
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 80 29,521 28.8
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 3,282 3.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 465 0.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 8 1,868 1.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 880 0.9
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 1,311 1.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 31 9,738 9.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 111 39,505 38.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,865 1.8
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 58 0.1
Totals: 723 532,534  

The population of the Rochester, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,025,220 in 1990; in 1980 it was 992,689. The total population changed 3.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (532,534) included 51.9% of the total population in 1990.

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.