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Worcester, MA-CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

42,006 677 49,656 8,140 348,625 20,050 447,826
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 135 348,625 380.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 80 16,574 18.1
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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49 16,541 18.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 36 6,258 6.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 36 8,480 9.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 35 10,288 11.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 30 6,335 6.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 27 7,005 7.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 27 3,081 3.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 1,927 2.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 16 7,521 8.2
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 16 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 908 1.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 831 0.9
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,590 1.7
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 951 1.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,295 1.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 3,294 3.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 330 0.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 2,775 3.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 639 0.7
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 4 6,995 7.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 325 0.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 79 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 664 0.7
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 3 67 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,232 1.3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 3 1,342 1.5
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 118 0.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 700 0.8
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,220 1.3
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 3 250 0.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 419 0.5
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 3 2,581 2.8
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 301 0.3
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,475 1.6
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,000 1.1
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 255 0.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 111 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 71 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 616 0.7
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 370 0.4
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 121 0.1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,000 1.1
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 226 0.2
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 43 0.0
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 29 0.0
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 87 0.1
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 1,033 1.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 187 0.2
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 60 0.1
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 432 0.5
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.3
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 182 0.2
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 15 0.0
Totals: 691 469,154  

The population of the Worcester, MA-CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 916,980 in 2010; in 2000 it was 860,054. The total population changed 6.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (469,154) included 51.2% of the total population in 2010.

Worcester, MA-CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Windham County, Connecticut, Worcester 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.