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Springfield, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

22,566 2,520 30,416 3,406 274,328 13,862 274,472
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 1 425 0.7
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 151 0.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 25 5,819 9.4
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.1
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.6
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 6,180 9.9
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 8 497 0.8
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 7 249 0.4
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 396 0.6
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 3 468 0.8
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 83 274,328 441.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 95 0.2
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 97 0.2
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 947 1.5
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 6 693 1.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 67 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 2,260 3.6
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 176 0.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 255 0.4
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 75 0.1
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 2,581 4.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 20 5,562 8.9
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 455 0.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 526 0.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 7 2,445 3.9
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 66 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 30 0.0
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 64 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 2,510 4.0
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 1,742 2.8
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 156 0.3
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 45 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 1,146 1.8
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 11 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,189 1.9
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 5 1,154 1.9
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 452 0.7
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 1,154 1.9
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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49 8,447 13.6
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 95 0.2
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,000 1.6
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 4 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 260 0.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 142 0.2
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 810 1.3
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,620 2.6
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 46 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 413 0.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 1,252 2.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 1,001 1.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 5 926 1.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 54 11,515 18.5
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 18 4,299 6.9
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 104 0.2
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 3 0.0
Totals: 441 347,098  

The population of the Springfield, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 621,570 in 2010; in 2000 it was 608,479. The total population changed 2.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (347,098) included 55.8% of the total population in 2010.

Springfield, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Hampden County, Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

* 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.