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Erie County (New York)

Religious Traditions, 2010

49,435 24,192 62,675 352,894 4,103 34,076 391,665
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 24 9,095 9.57
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 207 0.22
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 9,923 10.44
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 4 397 0.42
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 28 0.03
Buddhists Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 149 544,252 572.74
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 792 0.83
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 8 1,451 1.53
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 591 0.62
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 82 0.09
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 541 0.57
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 101 0.11
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 1,661 1.75
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 464 0.49
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 742 0.78
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 54 0.06
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 319 0.34
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 177 0.19
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 32 10,969 11.54
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 121 0.13
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 225 0.24
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 38 18,768 19.75
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 466 0.49
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 185 0.19
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,468 1.54
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,313 2.43
Hindus Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 450 0.47
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 190 0.20
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 271 0.29
Jain Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 16 20,000 21.05
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 24 10,071 10.60
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 800 0.84
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 470 0.49
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 7 5,405 5.69
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 785 0.83
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 293 0.31
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 39 12,641 13.30
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 800 0.84
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 1,648 1.73
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 1,396 1.47
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.32
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 972 1.02
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 39 11,720 12.33
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 49 18,638 19.61
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 14,476 15.23
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 112 0.12
Totals: 570 706,830  

The population of Erie County, New York was 950,265 in 2000; in 1990 it was 968,532. The total population changed -1.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (706,830) included 74.4% 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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