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Religious Traditions, 2010

871,326 202,217 1,027,403 140,297 6,287,618 1,394,651 9,454,590
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 1,784 7,550,491 397.9
Jewish Other Judaism 995 1,653,870 87.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1,404 403,362 21.3
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 144 223,968 11.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 541 203,297 10.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 693 201,797 10.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 427 169,329 8.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 717 162,227 8.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 506 98,209 5.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 195 81,705 4.3
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 249 68,261 3.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 249 66,998 3.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 64 61,407 3.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 291 58,949 3.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 160 44,987 2.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 124 41,898 2.2
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 29,250 1.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 219 24,364 1.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 161 24,142 1.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 97 24,065 1.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 162 23,248 1.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 158 17,433 0.9
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 145 16,300 0.9
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 109 13,971 0.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 62 12,489 0.7
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 10 11,362 0.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 96 9,749 0.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 82 9,482 0.5
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 8,287 0.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 8,260 0.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 45 7,040 0.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 64 6,607 0.3
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 31 5,471 0.3
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 22 5,350 0.3
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 19 4,884 0.3
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 12 4,880 0.3
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 4,800 0.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 4,651 0.2
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 4,552 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 32 4,499 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 44 4,062 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 33 4,034 0.2
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 3,710 0.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 3,607 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 57 3,502 0.2
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 3,435 0.2
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 27 3,215 0.2
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 3,112 0.2
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 2,875 0.2
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 2,800 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 35 2,772 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 2,770 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 38 2,768 0.1
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 41 2,752 0.1
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 2,660 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 1,803 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,618 0.1
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,575 0.1
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 1,512 0.1
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 1,450 0.1
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 1,320 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,080 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 1,072 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 1,009 0.1
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 867 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 819 0.0
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 760 0.0
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 760 0.0
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 660 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 600 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 586 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 3 538 0.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 534 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 519 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 495 0.0
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 7 466 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 383 0.0
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 350 0.0
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 314 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 311 0.0
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 308 0.0
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 170 0.0
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 168 0.0
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 168 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 159 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 150 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 125 0.0
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 122 0.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 98 0.0
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 71 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 63 0.0
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 52 0.0
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 39 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 28 0.0
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 25 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 25 0.0
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 24 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Buddhists Other Other Groups 121 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Federation of Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 83 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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Jain Other Other Groups 12 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Mennonite Christian Fellowship* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
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 --- --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 19 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Shinto Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 21 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Catholic Church, Inc. Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Totals: 11,001 11,461,411  

The population of New York was 18,976,457 in 2000; in 1990 it was 17,990,455. The total population changed 5.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (11,461,411) included 60.4% 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.