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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 Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 145 156,596 306.2
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 538 1.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 1,707 3.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 900 1.8
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 25 0.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 4 177 0.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 320 0.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 54 0.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 23 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 810 1.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 13 895 1.7
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 12 0.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 278 0.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 123 0.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 301 0.6
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 155 0.3
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 34 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 401 0.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 13 755 1.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 501 1.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 67 10,902 21.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 50 10,455 20.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 7 1,353 2.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 8 250 0.5
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 92 0.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 257 0.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 1,182 2.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 157 25,066 49.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 143 26,443 51.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 8 1,724 3.4
Jewish Other Judaism 3 687 1.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 17 1,714 3.4
Totals: 716 244,730  

The population of Vermont was 511,456 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (244,730) included 47.8% of the total population in 1980.

* 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.

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