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Mobile, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 93 89,467 245.13
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 46 20,998 57.53
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 38 32,864 90.04
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 36 6,845 18.75
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 3,694 10.12
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 14,694 40.26
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 2,734 7.49
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 15 7,553 20.69
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 4,927 13.50
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,030 2.82
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,762 4.83
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 544 1.49
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 2,438 6.68
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 522 1.43
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 704 1.93
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 1,576 4.32
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 379 1.04
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 940 2.58
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 753 2.06
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 1,571 4.30
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 1,080 2.96
Jewish Other Judaism 2 690 1.89
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 844 2.31
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 20 0.05
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 111 0.30
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 15 0.04
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 158 0.43
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 6 0.02
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 62 0.17
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 45 0.12
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 57 0.16
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 71 0.19
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
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 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
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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0 0 0.00
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 0 20 0.05
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 369 199,174  

The population of the Mobile, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 364,980 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (199,174) included 54.6% 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 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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