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Sullivan County (New York)

Religious Traditions, 2010

1,399 0 4,947 15,352 60 9,817 45,972
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 12 16,502 238.20
Jewish Other Judaism 15 9,140 131.93
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 28 3,529 50.94
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,145 16.53
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 1,001 14.45
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 977 14.10
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 955 13.79
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 410 5.92
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 355 5.12
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 263 3.80
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 215 3.10
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 173 2.50
Bible Church of Christ, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 150 2.17
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 122 1.76
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 84 1.21
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 80 1.15
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 71 1.02
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 41 0.59
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 30 0.43
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 25 0.36
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 16 0.23
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 12 0.17
Byelorussion Council Of Orthodox Churches In North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Totals: 99 35,296  

The population of Sullivan County, New York was 69,277 in 1990; in 1980 it was 65,155. The total population changed 6.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (35,296) included 50.9% 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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