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Religious Traditions, 2010

66,211 12,440 88,742 323,325 21,910 185,469 887,776
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
Jewish Other Judaism 188 274,300 184.40
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 101 564,969 379.80
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 45 23,627 15.88
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 43 29,827 20.05
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 39 16,288 10.95
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 28 11,042 7.42
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 24 13,982 9.40
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 20 5,248 3.53
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 80,018 53.79
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 18 6,382 4.29
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 11 --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 3,774 2.54
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 10 --- ---
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 4,175 2.81
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,296 0.87
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,050 0.71
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 869 0.58
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 167 0.11
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 885 0.59
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 11,447 7.70
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 478 0.32
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,995 1.34
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 194 0.13
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,434 0.96
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 144 0.10
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 475 0.32
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 2,014 1.35
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 389 0.26
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 102 0.07
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 127 0.09
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 388 0.26
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 4,200 2.82
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
2 1,325 0.89
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 1,309 0.88
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 10,000 6.72
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 80 0.05
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 131 0.09
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 749 0.50
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 100 0.07
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 162 0.11
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 114 0.08
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.40
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 46 0.03
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 61,914 41.62
Totals: 669 1,137,816  

The population of New York County, New York was 1,487,536 in 1990; in 1980 it was 1,428,285. The total population changed 4.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,137,816) included 76.5% of the total population in 1990.

* 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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