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Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

554,967 6,647 110,014 559,919 13,579 327,968 2,619,793
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
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 390 160,023 49.21
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 153 83,729 25.75
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 113 562,213 172.89
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 111 60,354 18.56
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 59 51,832 15.94
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 56 8,476 2.61
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 56 33,920 10.43
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 50 19,849 6.10
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 43 9,119 2.80
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 40 11,712 3.60
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 39 23,951 7.37
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 33 17,542 5.39
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 32 4,685 1.44
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 29 17,211 5.29
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 28 10,760 3.31
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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28 23,730 7.30
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 25 6,297 1.94
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 1,635 0.50
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 3,034 0.93
Jewish Other Judaism 20 60,000 18.45
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 18 5,821 1.79
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 25,080 7.71
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 7,520 2.31
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 7,660 2.36
Buddhists Other Other Groups 14 --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 2,710 0.83
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 712 0.22
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 12 3,588 1.10
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 3,857 1.19
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 494 0.15
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 975 0.30
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 719 0.22
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 3,629 1.12
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 2,652 0.82
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 9 10,028 3.08
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 4,464 1.37
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 573 0.18
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,078 0.33
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 1,082 0.33
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 303 0.09
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,066 0.33
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 676 0.21
Hindus Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 348 0.11
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,698 0.52
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,700 0.52
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,488 0.46
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 220 0.07
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 777 0.24
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 507 0.16
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 3,417 1.05
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,827 0.56
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 1,120 0.34
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 314 0.10
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 270 0.08
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 73 0.02
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,238 0.38
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 370 0.11
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 90 0.03
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 582 0.18
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 735 0.23
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 850 0.26
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,568 0.48
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 270 0.08
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,232 0.38
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 52 0.02
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 56 0.02
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 109 0.03
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 102 0.03
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 1,455 0.45
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 15 0.00
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 43 0.01
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 125 0.04
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 100 0.03
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 0 0.00
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 108 0.03
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.18
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.02
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 66 0.02
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 120 0.04
Totals: 1,710 1,278,464  

The population of the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 3,251,876 in 2000; in 1990 it was 2,238,480. The total population changed 45.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,278,464) included 39.3% 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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