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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 46 151,740 193.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 162 59,471 75.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 37 14,880 19.0
Jewish Other Judaism 7 13,500 17.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 35 12,993 16.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 14 6,631 8.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 6,310 8.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 14 5,477 7.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 3,937 5.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 3,934 5.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 3,808 4.9
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 3,691 4.7
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 2,928 3.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 7 2,760 3.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 15 2,492 3.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 2,281 2.9
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,076 2.6
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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1 2,000 2.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 1,762 2.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 1,602 2.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,214 1.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,156 1.5
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 950 1.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 884 1.1
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 883 1.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 6 785 1.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 753 1.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 715 0.9
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 696 0.9
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 608 0.8
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 516 0.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 509 0.6
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 456 0.6
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 450 0.6
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 400 0.5
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 337 0.4
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 320 0.4
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 305 0.4
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 7 251 0.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 245 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 231 0.3
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 188 0.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 187 0.2
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 172 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 139 0.2
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 100 0.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 98 0.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 76 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 70 0.1
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 31 0.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 30 0.0
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 30 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 29 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 24 0.0
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 11 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Buddhists Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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--- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 571 318,122  

The population of Delaware was 783,600 in 2000; in 1990 it was 666,168. The total population changed 17.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (318,122) included 40.6% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.