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Middlesex County (Massachusetts)

Religious Traditions, 2010

41,270 2,276 70,053 718,209 23,641 68,480 579,156
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 Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 56 10,811 7.38
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 978 0.67
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,100 1.43
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 10,710 7.31
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 4,670 3.19
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 11 793 0.54
Buddhists Other Other Groups 24 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 136 793,922 541.78
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 237 0.16
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 231 0.16
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 88 0.06
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 914 0.62
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 16 6,418 4.38
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 1,945 1.33
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 497 0.34
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 65 0.04
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 174 0.12
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 662 0.45
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 865 0.59
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 670 0.46
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 142 0.10
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 20 0.01
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 54 21,262 14.51
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 485 0.33
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 670 0.46
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 15 5,622 3.84
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 175 0.12
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 209 0.14
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 12 14,553 9.93
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 340 0.23
Hindus Other Other Groups 8 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,595 1.09
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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2 4,000 2.73
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 766 0.52
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 10 0.01
Jewish Other Judaism 51 113,700 77.59
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 1,118 0.76
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 175 0.12
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 135 0.09
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 7 12,846 8.77
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 336 0.23
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.14
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,704 1.16
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 510 0.35
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 121 0.08
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 104 0.07
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 612 0.42
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,834 1.25
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 14 2,150 1.47
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 3,375 2.30
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 33 9,289 6.34
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 79 24,451 16.69
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 49 18,152 12.39
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,492 1.02
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 737 1,078,903  

The population of Middlesex County, Massachusetts was 1,465,396 in 2000; in 1990 it was 1,398,468. The total population changed 4.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,078,903) included 73.6% 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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