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Syracuse, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

33,633 5,690 60,723 4,152 199,693 19,787 338,899
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 --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 41 9,838 15.1
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 614 0.9
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 100 0.2
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 70 0.1
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 210 0.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 2,905 4.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 78 0.1
Buddhists Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 88 187,138 287.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 2,325 3.6
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 207 0.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,134 1.7
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 121 0.2
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 654 1.0
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 103 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 7 1,665 2.6
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 987 1.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 510 0.8
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 130 0.2
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 150 0.2
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 267 0.4
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 32 8,451 13.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 428 0.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 14 9,421 14.5
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 16 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 574 0.9
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 62 0.1
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,106 1.7
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 927 1.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 265 0.4
Hindus Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 3,200 4.9
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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3 1,525 2.3
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 172 0.3
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 2,187 3.4
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 6 9,300 14.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 931 1.4
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 800 1.2
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.2
Mennonite Christian Fellowship* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 12 0.0
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 105 0.2
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups --- --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 3,109 4.8
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 314 0.5
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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--- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 265 0.4
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 38 0.1
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 36 8,073 12.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 526 0.8
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,447 2.2
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 10 1,524 2.3
Sikh Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,030 1.6
Tao Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 177 0.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 769 1.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 2,918 4.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 114 37,694 58.0
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 581 0.9
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 2,612 4.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 31 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 515 309,896  

The population of the Syracuse, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 650,154 in 2000; in 1990 it was 659,864. The total population changed -1.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (309,896) included 47.7% of the total population in 2000.

Syracuse, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 3 counties: Madison County, New York, Onondaga County, New York, Oswego 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.