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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
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 36 0.05
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 16 6,979 10.57
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 322 0.49
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 115 0.17
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 6,978 10.56
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 955 1.45
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 148 0.22
Buddhists Other Other Groups 19 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 40 150,075 227.22
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,027 1.55
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 1,246 1.89
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 5,043 7.64
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 2,027 3.07
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 925 1.40
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 32 0.05
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 26 10,389 15.73
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 73 0.11
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 2,556 3.87
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,855 2.81
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 585 0.89
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 4,878 7.39
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,137 1.72
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 15 6,242 9.45
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 1,319 2.00
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 24 8,152 12.34
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 9,319 14.11
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 406 0.61
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 6 536 0.81
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 124 0.19
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,598 3.93
Hindus Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 42 0.06
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 10,850 16.43
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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2 1,150 1.74
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 417 0.63
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 23 0.03
Jain Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 6 19,300 29.22
Landmark Missionary Baptists, Independent Associations and Unaffiliated Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 25 0.04
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 14 3,184 4.82
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 285 0.43
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 346 0.52
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 125 0.19
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 3,939 5.96
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 936 1.42
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 257 0.39
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 450 0.68
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 189 0.29
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 135 0.20
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 29 10,850 16.43
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 0 0.00
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 3,012 4.56
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 10 4,059 6.15
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 23 4,418 6.69
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 125 0.19
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 1,158 1.75
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 105 0.16
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 1,309 1.98
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 2,165 3.28
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 27 5,849 8.86
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 376 0.57
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 427 0.65
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 310 0.47
Totals: 470 301,893  

The population of Multnomah County, Oregon was 660,486 in 2000; in 1990 it was 583,887. The total population changed 13.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (301,893) included 45.7% 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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