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Baldwin County (Alabama)

Religious Traditions, 2010

57,986 3,130 20,075 14,009 190 1,528 85,347
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 43 18,165 231.24
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 22 5,462 69.53
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 12 4,741 60.35
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 2,132 27.14
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,885 24.00
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 1,629 20.74
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,531 19.49
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 1,429 18.19
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,144 14.56
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 710 9.04
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 528 6.72
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 499 6.35
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 486 6.19
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 252 3.21
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 211 2.69
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 197 2.51
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 185 2.36
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 135 1.72
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 71 0.90
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 63 0.80
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 50 0.64
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 50 0.64
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 45 0.57
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 28 0.36
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Jewish Other Judaism 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 164 41,628  

The population of Baldwin County, Alabama was 78,556 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (41,628) included 53.0% 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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