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Religious Traditions, 2010

149,286 34,124 30,312 32,003 724 6,684 159,859
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 92 98,565 246.51
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 36 36,021 90.09
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 45 24,734 61.86
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 25 9,712 24.29
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 34 6,910 17.28
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 15 6,394 15.99
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 3,473 8.69
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 3,342 8.36
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 3,297 8.25
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,990 4.98
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 1,827 4.57
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 1,743 4.36
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,620 4.05
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,429 3.57
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,281 3.20
Jewish Other Judaism 2 1,100 2.75
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 1,080 2.70
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,057 2.64
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 997 2.49
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 939 2.35
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 835 2.09
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 799 2.00
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 3 746 1.87
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 671 1.68
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 455 1.14
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 329 0.82
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 323 0.81
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 205 0.51
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 200 0.50
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 184 0.46
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 174 0.44
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 146 0.37
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 78 0.20
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 77 0.19
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 76 0.19
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 44 0.11
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 42 0.11
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 36 0.09
Buddhists Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Totals: 382 212,931  

The population of Mobile County, Alabama was 399,843 in 2000; in 1990 it was 378,643. The total population changed 5.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (212,931) included 53.3% 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 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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