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Religious Traditions, 2010

22,630 36 48,029 290 128,293 11,113 415,350
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents % Change
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 +2,998 +175.7%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +0 +1,529 +53.6%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +26 +1,010 +117.4%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +7 +543 +348.1%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +2 +491 +23.9%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 +298 +208.4%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 +236 +188.8%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +2 +221 +57.1%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +1 +74 +9.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +1 +70 +94.6%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +1 +68 +7.0%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -2 +7 +7.6%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +1 +3 +0.6%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -2 -0.3%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 -9 -6.5%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 -11 -16.2%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 -29 -27.4%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -45 -100.0%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -51 -43.6%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 -67 -49.3%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -1 -165 -58.9%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -201 -54.5%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -306 -29.7%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +5 -312 -11.8%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran +0 -551 -36.2%
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -6 -1,102 -76.1%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -6 -1,608 -18.3%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -3 -2,629 -27.3%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -13 -8,069 -33.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -26 -9,868 -40.1%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -10 -15,645 -10.9%
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science -3 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist -2 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 --- ---
Totals: -25 -33,122 -14%

The population of Vermont was 625,741 in 2010; in 2000 it was 608,827. The total population changed 2.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (210,391) included 33.6% of the total population in 2010.

The population of Vermont was 562,758 in 1990; in 1980 it was 511,456. The total population changed 10.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (236,757) included 42.1% 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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.