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Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

259,629 3,968 81,518 235,556 6,801 115,742 1,522,795
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 4 221 0.11
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 27 9,195 4.77
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 322 0.17
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 30 0.02
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 115 0.06
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 616 0.32
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 65 20,651 10.71
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 23 2,142 1.11
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 148 0.08
Buddhists Other Other Groups 23 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 84 233,618 121.18
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 2,369 1.23
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 13 3,819 1.98
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 44 16,572 8.60
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 633 0.33
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 24 4,714 2.45
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,573 0.82
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 110 0.06
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 140 57,367 29.76
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 73 0.04
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 41 10,665 5.53
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 38 5,665 2.94
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 5 1,304 0.68
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 77 16,747 8.69
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 11 0.01
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 5,206 2.70
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 35 13,546 7.03
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 3,472 1.80
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 1,475 0.77
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 65 28,436 14.75
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 44 25,608 13.28
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 1,200 0.62
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 28 2,810 1.46
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 508 0.26
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 2,601 1.35
Hindus Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 42 0.02
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 13,250 6.87
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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11 15,465 8.02
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 417 0.22
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 168 0.09
Jain Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 9 26,100 13.54
Landmark Missionary Baptists, Independent Associations and Unaffiliated Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 202 0.10
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 41 13,977 7.25
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 943 0.49
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 563 0.29
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 3 381 0.20
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 183 0.09
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 5 5,602 2.91
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 194 0.10
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 86 0.04
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,921 1.00
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 398 0.21
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 509 0.26
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 257 0.13
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 322 0.17
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 57 20,852 10.82
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 480 0.25
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 3,349 1.74
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.10
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 51 14,805 7.68
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 55 13,942 7.23
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 125 0.06
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 1,863 0.97
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 105 0.05
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 8 2,236 1.16
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 4,854 2.52
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 76 18,908 9.81
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,343 0.70
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,778 0.92
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 880 0.46
Totals: 1,326 640,242  

The population of the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,927,881 in 2000; in 1990 it was 1,523,741. The total population changed 26.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (640,242) included 33.2% 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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