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Salem, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

55,139 189 14,924 65,129 0 16,397 238,960
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 33 0.10
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 832 2.40
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 336 0.97
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 7,934 22.85
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 394 1.13
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 25 0.07
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 65 0.19
Buddhists Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 18 39,576 113.98
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 5,666 16.32
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 2,594 7.47
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 3,016 8.69
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 232 0.67
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 329 0.95
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 534 1.54
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 165 0.48
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 24 9,217 26.55
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 3,933 11.33
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 916 2.64
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 284 0.82
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 4,578 13.18
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 8 2,113 6.09
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 395 1.14
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 471 1.36
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 13 6,668 19.20
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 180 0.52
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 2,172 6.26
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 652 1.88
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 9 881 2.54
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,144 3.29
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 500 1.44
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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2 4,170 12.01
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 48 0.14
Jewish Other Judaism 1 1,000 2.88
Landmark Missionary Baptists, Independent Associations and Unaffiliated Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 44 0.13
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 2,129 6.13
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 551 1.59
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 127 0.37
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 41 0.12
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 13 0.04
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 88 0.25
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 582 1.68
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 148 0.43
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,846 8.20
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 438 1.26
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 12 3,487 10.04
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,215 3.50
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 553 1.59
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 284 0.82
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 519 1.49
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 4,595 13.23
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 165 0.48
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 165 0.48
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,674 4.82
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 206 0.59
Totals: 291 120,923  

The population of the Salem, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 347,214 in 2000; in 1990 it was 278,024. The total population changed 24.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (120,923) included 34.8% 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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