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