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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 45 182,532 203.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 158 53,656 59.8
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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106 22,973 25.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 35 10,808 12.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 36 9,907 11.0
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 39 9,364 10.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 33 7,387 8.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 5 7,124 7.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 14 6,512 7.3
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 6,000 6.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 5,720 6.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 12 4,832 5.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 16 4,699 5.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 4,054 4.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 22 3,291 3.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 3,159 3.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 2,872 3.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 2,133 2.4
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 10 2,050 2.3
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,812 2.0
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 1,742 1.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 1,703 1.9
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 1,424 1.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 5 1,331 1.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 1,306 1.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,281 1.4
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,253 1.4
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 1,050 1.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 987 1.1
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 899 1.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 876 1.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 835 0.9
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 755 0.8
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 748 0.8
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 8 602 0.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 571 0.6
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 560 0.6
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 550 0.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 525 0.6
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 510 0.6
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 4 421 0.5
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 322 0.4
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 320 0.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 315 0.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 292 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 6 279 0.3
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 275 0.3
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 269 0.3
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 268 0.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 242 0.3
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 210 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 187 0.2
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 182 0.2
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 131 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 109 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 107 0.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 105 0.1
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 95 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 63 0.1
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 51 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 45 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 42 0.0
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 13 0.0
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 12 0.0
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 4 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 14 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 831 374,917  

The population of Delaware was 897,934 in 2010; in 2000 it was 783,600. The total population changed 14.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (374,917) included 41.8% of the total population in 2010.

* 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.