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Multnomah County (Oregon)

Religious Traditions, 2010

73,465 3,590 31,544 112,380 3,915 39,040 471,400
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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 94 0.17
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 399 0.71
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 0 0.00
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 15 5,638 10.02
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 0 0 0.00
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 142 0.25
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 354 0.63
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 3,974 7.06
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 40 91,142 161.99
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 398 0.71
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 5 800 1.42
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 2,928 5.20
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 5,171 9.19
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 1,181 2.10
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 148 0.26
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 3,954 7.03
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 503 0.89
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 48 0.09
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 20 11,477 20.40
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 112 0.20
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 90 0.16
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 3,209 5.70
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,397 2.48
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 28 8,905 15.83
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 93 0.17
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 1,145 2.04
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 15 8,083 14.37
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 160 0.28
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,540 2.74
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 852 1.51
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 224 0.40
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 24 12,278 21.82
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 184 0.33
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 5,287 9.40
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,116 1.98
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 7 1,705 3.03
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 55 0.10
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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0 0 0.00
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 58 0.10
Jewish Other Judaism 2 2,862 5.09
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 252 0.45
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 12 5,738 10.20
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 198 0.35
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 88 0.16
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 660 1.17
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 101 0.18
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,313 2.33
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 680 1.21
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 189 0.34
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 30 14,945 26.56
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 0 0 0.00
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 521 0.93
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 12 0.02
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 13 6,426 11.42
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 5,991 10.65
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 71 0.13
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 1,185 2.11
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 3,458 6.15
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 30 10,310 18.32
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 617 1.10
Totals: 406 230,461  

The population of Multnomah County, Oregon was 562,640 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (230,461) included 41.0% of the total population in 1980.

* 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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