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