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Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

259,629 3,968 81,518 235,556 6,801 115,742 1,522,795
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 86 177,947 132.65
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 68 34,502 25.72
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 58 30,239 22.54
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 79 25,680 19.14
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 54 24,169 18.02
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 70 17,496 13.04
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 37 16,956 12.64
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 35 16,804 12.53
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 42 15,489 11.55
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 49 13,602 10.14
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 50 11,589 8.64
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 30 10,218 7.62
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 32 10,148 7.56
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 25 9,521 7.10
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 7,944 5.92
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 7,829 5.84
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 14 6,734 5.02
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 6,193 4.62
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 32 4,477 3.34
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 17 4,222 3.15
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 24 3,437 2.56
Jewish Other Judaism 2 2,862 2.13
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 2,532 1.89
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 2,037 1.52
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 6 1,547 1.15
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,538 1.15
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 1,304 0.97
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 1,181 0.88
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,161 0.87
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,125 0.84
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,019 0.76
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 8 945 0.70
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 871 0.65
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 824 0.61
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 794 0.59
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 758 0.57
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 754 0.56
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 682 0.51
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 660 0.49
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 471 0.35
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 262 0.20
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 257 0.19
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 255 0.19
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 252 0.19
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 224 0.17
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 197 0.15
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 192 0.14
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 187 0.14
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 181 0.13
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 160 0.12
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 142 0.11
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 119 0.09
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 114 0.08
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 112 0.08
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 108 0.08
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 71 0.05
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 48 0.04
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 20 0.01
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 12 0.01
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 0 0.00
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 0 0 0.00
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 0 0.00
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 0 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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0 0 0.00
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 0 0 0.00
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 1,009 481,174  

The population of the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,341,491 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (481,174) included 35.9% of the total population in 1980.

* 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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