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