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