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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
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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20 13,478 0.7
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 129 0.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 264 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 220 58,740 3.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 584 230,037 12.8
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 200 0.0
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 500,028 27.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 65 12,389 0.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 66 4,592 0.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 95 11,866 0.7
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 87 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,917 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 1,880 0.1
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 882 0.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 157 22,917 1.3
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1,874 7,280,488 404.7
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 108 --- ---
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 3 675 0.0
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 2,611 0.1
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 0 ---
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 14,650 0.8
Byelorussion Council Of Orthodox Churches In North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 65 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 37 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,600 0.1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 703 231,690 12.9
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 120 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 128 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 204 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 86 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 283 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 208 0.0
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 138 0.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 62 4,346 0.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 42 3,785 0.2
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 26 3,850 0.2
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 150 20,264 1.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 37 2,855 0.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 125 15,837 0.9
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 3 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 82 7,132 0.4
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 121 0.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 77 6,711 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 121 19,704 1.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 54 5,784 0.3
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 12 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 1,424 1,843,240 102.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 97 29,997 1.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 64 13,648 0.8
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 97 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 95 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 1,323 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 60 0.0
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 1,326 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 441 187,551 10.4
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 2,581 0.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 201 90,837 5.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 498 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 123 174,011 9.7
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 40 0.0
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 71 0.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 23 2,671 0.1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 24 0.0
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 4,265 0.2
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 474 0.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1,478 466,586 25.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 418 95,872 5.3
Bible Church of Christ, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 7,573 0.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 123 14,270 0.8
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 37 2,503 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 563 0.0
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 32 25,590 1.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 75 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 175 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 255 0.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 2,779 0.2
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 1,625 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 3,143 0.2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 112 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 2,102 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 747 199,519 11.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 2,042 0.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 253 79,865 4.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 300 73,353 4.1
Totals: 10,878 11,813,403  

The population of New York was 17,990,455 in 1990; in 1980 it was 17,558,072. The total population changed 2.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (11,813,403) included 65.7% of the total population in 1990.

* 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.