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Delaware

Religious Traditions, 2010

64,625 13,371 86,858 1,486 182,532 26,045 523,017
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 45 116,341 174.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 169 61,091 91.7
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 39,514 59.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 37 15,401 23.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 38 13,307 20.0
Jewish Other Judaism 4 9,500 14.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 11 6,780 10.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 5,772 8.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 10 4,217 6.3
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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4 3,150 4.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 8 2,786 4.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 2,703 4.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,539 3.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 2,457 3.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 2,172 3.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 2,053 3.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 12 2,044 3.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,691 2.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 1,453 2.2
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 1,200 1.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,168 1.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,059 1.6
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 944 1.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 915 1.4
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 8 774 1.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 671 1.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 661 1.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 614 0.9
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 601 0.9
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 535 0.8
Bible Church of Christ, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 358 0.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 305 0.5
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 303 0.5
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 261 0.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 239 0.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 191 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 141 0.2
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 118 0.2
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 117 0.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 115 0.2
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 41 0.1
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 36 0.1
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 14 0.0
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 12 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 0 ---
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 5 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Totals: 523 306,364  

The population of Delaware was 666,168 in 1990; in 1980 it was 594,338. The total population changed 12.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (306,364) included 46.0% of the total population in 1990.

* 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.