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Religious Traditions, 2010

66,211 12,440 88,742 323,325 21,910 185,469 887,776
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 41 28,611 18.61
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 416 0.27
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,400 0.91
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 6,272 4.08
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 43 6,019 3.92
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 1,570 1.02
Buddhists Other Other Groups 43 --- ---
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.39
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 110 564,505 367.23
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,411 0.92
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 823 0.54
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 318 0.21
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 95 0.06
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 980 0.64
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 154 0.10
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 10 3,825 2.49
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 432 0.28
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 999 0.65
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 74 0.05
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 590 0.38
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 29 0.02
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 418 0.27
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 47 23,742 15.45
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 28 0.02
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 18 4,725 3.07
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 0.03
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 137 0.09
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 115 0.07
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 99 0.06
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 11 5,403 3.51
Hindus Other Other Groups 10 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 7,868 5.12
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 115 0.07
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 40 0.03
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 102 314,500 204.59
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,588 1.03
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 152 0.10
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 416 0.27
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 1,211 0.79
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 16 37,078 24.12
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 421 0.27
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.33
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 30 10,715 6.97
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,635 1.06
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 12,439 8.09
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 751 0.49
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 4,000 2.60
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 15 6,339 4.12
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 1,634 1.06
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 693 0.45
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 2,132 1.39
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 4,104 2.67
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 21 12,900 8.39
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 144 0.09
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 160 0.10
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 665 1,075,375  

The population of New York County, New York was 1,537,195 in 2000; in 1990 it was 1,487,536. The total population changed 3.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,075,375) included 70.0% 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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