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