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Religious Traditions, 2010

534,453 6,278 104,145 520,651 13,379 312,574 2,325,637
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 600 0.20
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 28 10,760 3.50
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,238 0.40
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,568 0.51
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 270 0.09
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 370 0.12
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,232 0.40
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 88 57,633 18.76
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 52 0.02
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 11 3,289 1.07
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 90 0.03
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 56 0.02
Buddhists Other Other Groups 14 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 91 530,135 172.56
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 694 0.23
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 3,629 1.18
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 35 22,177 7.22
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,066 0.35
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 3,857 1.26
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 27 4,468 1.45
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 109 0.04
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 102 0.03
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 450 0.15
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 375 153,980 50.12
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 314 0.10
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 38 11,321 3.69
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 45 7,704 2.51
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,488 0.48
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 37 8,664 2.82
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 220 0.07
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 2,652 0.86
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 26 16,844 5.48
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 777 0.25
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 2,710 0.88
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 57 50,995 16.60
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 507 0.17
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 3,020 0.98
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 975 0.32
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 270 0.09
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 616 0.20
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 3,417 1.11
Hindus Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 25,080 8.16
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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28 23,730 7.72
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 1,455 0.47
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,700 0.55
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 15 0.00
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 488 0.16
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 20 60,000 19.53
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 30 16,880 5.49
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 1,082 0.35
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 43 0.01
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 125 0.04
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,827 0.59
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 100 0.03
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 9 10,028 3.26
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 582 0.19
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 303 0.10
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 735 0.24
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 850 0.28
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 108 0.04
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 1,375 0.45
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 41 18,328 5.97
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 348 0.11
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,698 0.55
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 7,305 2.38
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.20
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 21 5,993 1.95
Sikh Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 126 76,468 24.89
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.02
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 73 0.02
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 66 0.02
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 1,120 0.36
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 7,660 2.49
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 50 32,811 10.68
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 120 0.04
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 4,464 1.45
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,078 0.35
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 16 5,592 1.82
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Totals: 1,552 1,220,609  

The population of Maricopa County, Arizona was 3,072,149 in 2000; in 1990 it was 2,122,101. The total population changed 44.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,220,609) included 39.7% 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.


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