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Saratoga County (New York)

Religious Traditions, 2010

12,976 24 17,512 52,507 210 2,828 133,550
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 10 53,781 268.05
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 23 10,384 51.76
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 3,907 19.47
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 1,735 8.65
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 1,673 8.34
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,432 7.14
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 1,340 6.68
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,007 5.02
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 852 4.25
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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1 800 3.99
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 739 3.68
Jewish Other Judaism 4 600 2.99
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 415 2.07
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 314 1.57
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 289 1.44
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 275 1.37
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 270 1.35
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 187 0.93
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 176 0.88
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 158 0.79
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 145 0.72
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 140 0.70
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 127 0.63
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 124 0.62
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 124 0.62
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 102 0.51
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 101 0.50
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 74 0.37
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 70 0.35
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 67 0.33
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 48 0.24
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 42 0.21
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 30 0.15
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 27 0.13
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 12 0.06
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 11 0.05
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Totals: 116 81,578  

The population of Saratoga County, New York was 200,635 in 2000; in 1990 it was 181,276. The total population changed 10.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (81,578) included 40.7% 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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