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Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

410,918 12,253 161,354 423,291 14,805 203,429 2,213,759
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 2 276 0.11
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 415 0.16
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 68 0.03
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 70 21,832 8.53
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 145 0.06
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 155 0.06
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 115 37,103 14.50
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 569 0.22
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 78 0.03
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 32,787 12.81
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 99 295,245 115.37
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 28 6,548 2.56
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 13 1,669 0.65
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 22 5,556 2.17
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 31 12,572 4.91
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 6,071 2.37
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 35 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,377 0.54
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 774 0.30
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 68 0.03
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 18 0.01
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 270 0.11
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 158 67,325 26.31
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 656 0.26
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 1,415 0.55
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 119 0.05
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 37 8,845 3.46
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 45 7,315 2.86
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 21 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 6,547 2.56
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 55 23,311 9.11
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 87 0.03
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 17 1,887 0.74
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 128 68,992 26.96
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 638 0.25
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 121 0.05
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 612 0.24
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 34 12,828 5.01
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 27 4,443 1.74
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 11 747 0.29
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 9 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 28 23,165 9.05
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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11 6,805 2.66
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 67 0.03
Jewish Other Judaism 14 30,400 11.88
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 708 0.28
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 51 21,147 8.26
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 330 0.13
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 34 0.01
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 517 0.20
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 73 0.03
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,457 0.57
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 384 0.15
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 95 36,695 14.34
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,744 0.68
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,042 0.41
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 31 0.01
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,049 0.41
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 75 0.03
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 41 11,730 4.58
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 64 21,338 8.34
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 10 3,039 1.19
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 44 9,943 3.89
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 88 37,183 14.53
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 188 0.07
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 1,634 0.64
Totals: 1,587 840,262  

The population of the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,559,164 in 1990; in 1980 it was 2,093,112. The total population changed 22.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (840,262) included 32.8% 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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