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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 1,630 6,286,916 324.4
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 788 588,500 30.4
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 257 392,953 20.3
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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1,276 374,521 19.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1,323 328,315 16.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 536 173,405 8.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 653 163,730 8.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 386 134,407 6.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 679 116,960 6.0
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 104 106,806 5.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 522 92,987 4.8
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 126 82,809 4.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 364 79,268 4.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 151 78,031 4.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 61 76,985 4.0
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 176 71,688 3.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 189 67,408 3.5
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 142 53,368 2.8
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 234 51,379 2.7
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 87 49,598 2.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 263 44,146 2.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 327 32,271 1.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 216 30,989 1.6
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 39 28,819 1.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 171 25,786 1.3
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 25 23,754 1.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 89 23,650 1.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 121 23,212 1.2
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 128 22,406 1.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 85 21,374 1.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 142 18,302 0.9
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 31 16,160 0.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 63 13,258 0.7
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 78 12,662 0.7
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 14 11,397 0.6
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 86 10,787 0.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 107 10,697 0.6
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 13 8,020 0.4
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 64 6,877 0.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 63 6,767 0.3
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 29 6,595 0.3
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 6,277 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 77 6,213 0.3
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 11 5,991 0.3
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 80 5,914 0.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 39 5,905 0.3
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 18 5,770 0.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 51 5,635 0.3
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 5,450 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 30 5,118 0.3
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 41 4,843 0.2
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 4,840 0.2
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 4,809 0.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 23 4,590 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 3,776 0.2
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 13 3,721 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 34 3,710 0.2
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 3,530 0.2
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 3,473 0.2
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 19 3,470 0.2
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 11 3,350 0.2
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 68 3,256 0.2
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 18 3,209 0.2
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 3,184 0.2
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 19 2,962 0.2
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 10 2,875 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 2,663 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 2,506 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 31 2,505 0.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,421 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 2,402 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 33 2,379 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 1,904 0.1
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,838 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 1,714 0.1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 1,631 0.1
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 1,524 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,504 0.1
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 1,494 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 1,394 0.1
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 1,340 0.1
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 1,005 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 971 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 963 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 871 0.0
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 799 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 798 0.0
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 5 793 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 778 0.0
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 15 747 0.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 707 0.0
United Catholic Church, Inc. Catholic Catholicism 1 702 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 689 0.0
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 683 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 2 487 0.0
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 455 0.0
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 340 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 292 0.0
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 259 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 250 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 244 0.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 203 0.0
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 197 0.0
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 192 0.0
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 170 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 167 0.0
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 131 0.0
Mennonite Christian Fellowship* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 125 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 120 0.0
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 109 0.0
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 90 0.0
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 68 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 54 0.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 19 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 28 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 10 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 53 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 50 --- ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 111 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 52 --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Federation of Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 32 --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 136 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 9 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 --- ---
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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6 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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24 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 8 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 287 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 35 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 58 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 32 --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 8 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 40 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 16 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 --- ---
Shinto Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 22 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 3 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 7 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 14 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 52 --- ---
United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 26 --- ---
Totals: 14,110 9,923,512  

The population of New York was 19,378,102 in 2010; in 2000 it was 18,976,457. The total population changed 2.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (9,923,512) included 51.2% 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.