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Litchfield County (Connecticut)

Religious Traditions, 2010

4,483 160 20,681 50,354 175 4,420 109,654
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
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 31 8,512 44.82
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 28 49,652 261.43
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 20 4,324 22.77
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 5,071 26.70
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
11 1,283 6.76
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 744 3.92
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 1,495 7.87
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 5 --- ---
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 492 2.59
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 509 2.68
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 705 3.71
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 43 0.23
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 160 0.84
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 559 2.94
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 125 0.66
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 288 1.52
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 175 0.92
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 64 0.34
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 120 0.63
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 2,906 15.30
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 300 1.58
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 71 0.37
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 175 0.92
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 34 0.18
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 377 1.98
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 395 2.08
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 270 1.42
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.47
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 45 0.24
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 65 0.34
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 131 0.69
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 29 0.15
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 267 1.41
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 51 0.27
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
United Catholic Church, Inc. Catholic Catholicism 1 702 3.70
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 43 0.23
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 1 0.01
Totals: 176 80,273  

The population of Litchfield County, Connecticut was 189,927 in 2010; in 2000 it was 182,193. The total population changed 4.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (80,273) included 42.3% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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