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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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 587 1.0
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 99 218,404 362.3
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 109 0.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 3,512 5.8
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 8,871 14.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 163 0.3
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 25 0.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 580 1.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 35 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 164 0.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 404 0.7
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 114 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 150 0.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 9 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 15 0.0
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
1 500 0.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 2,246 3.7
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 119 0.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 283 0.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 765 1.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 491 0.8
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 207 0.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 20 6,352 10.5
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 31 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 21 7,967 13.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 8 2,914 4.8
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 222 0.4
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 833 1.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 667 1.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 61 21,111 35.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 23 6,737 11.2
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,400 2.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 4 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,326 2.2
Jewish Other Judaism 15 13,000 21.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 6 1,023 1.7
Totals: 331 301,386  

The population of the Springfield, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 602,878 in 1990; in 1980 it was 581,831. The total population changed 3.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (301,386) included 50.0% of the total population in 1990.

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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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