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Huntsville, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

139,085 7,576 40,432 16,619 340 7,796 205,745
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 119 81,074 236.80
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 96 18,555 54.19
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 65 25,315 73.94
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 49 9,174 26.80
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 5,041 14.72
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 10 5,815 16.98
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 857 2.50
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 2,145 6.27
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,384 4.04
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 16,574 48.41
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 7 2,550 7.45
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 890 2.60
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 3,032 8.86
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 224 0.65
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 1,871 5.46
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,471 4.30
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,084 3.17
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 1,302 3.80
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 341 1.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 840 2.45
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 399 1.17
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 437 1.28
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 134 0.39
Buddhists Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 152 0.44
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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2 700 2.04
Jewish Other Judaism 2 750 2.19
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 1,218 3.56
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 251 0.73
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 35 0.10
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 61 0.18
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 2,090 6.10
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 90 0.26
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 46 0.13
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 39 0.11
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 107 0.31
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 15 0.04
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 200 0.58
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 429 1.25
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 34 0.10
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 80 0.23
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 213 0.62
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 16 0.05
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 13 0.04
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 44 0.13
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 205 0.60
Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 4 0.01
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 179 0.52
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 55 0.16
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 73 0.21
Totals: 486 187,608  

The population of the Huntsville, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 342,376 in 2000; in 1990 it was 293,047. The total population changed 16.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (187,608) included 54.8% 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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