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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
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 399 0.68
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 631 1.08
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 18 5,403 9.25
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 35 0.06
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 148 0.25
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 98 0.17
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 3,956 6.78
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 6,767 11.59
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 42 77,732 133.13
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 626 1.07
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 5 815 1.40
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,046 1.79
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 5,245 8.98
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 399 0.68
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 7 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,542 2.64
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 609 1.04
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 94 0.16
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 33 0.06
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 24 11,657 19.96
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 76 0.13
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 59 0.10
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 2,657 4.55
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,903 3.26
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 61 0.10
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,246 2.13
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 16 6,930 11.87
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 130 0.22
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 165 0.28
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 23 9,590 16.42
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 47 0.08
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 108 0.18
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 5,569 9.54
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 457 0.78
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 6 635 1.09
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 12,200 20.89
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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7 2,550 4.37
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 54 0.09
Jewish Other Judaism 7 3,704 6.34
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 166 0.28
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 12 4,147 7.10
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 372 0.64
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 70 0.12
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,369 2.34
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 92 0.16
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 31 13,291 22.76
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 29 0.05
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 15 0.03
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 570 0.98
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 31 0.05
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 12 6,053 10.37
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 5,099 8.73
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.69
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 12 0.02
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 1,305 2.24
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,995 3.42
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 28 7,716 13.21
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 323 0.55
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 665 1.14
Totals: 442 209,096  

The population of Multnomah County, Oregon was 583,887 in 1990; in 1980 it was 562,640. The total population changed 3.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (209,096) included 35.8% of the total population in 1990.

* 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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