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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 84 233,618 121.18
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 140 57,367 29.76
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 65 28,436 14.75
Jewish Other Judaism 9 26,100 13.54
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 44 25,608 13.28
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 57 20,852 10.82
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 65 20,651 10.71
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 76 18,908 9.81
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 77 16,747 8.69
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 44 16,572 8.60
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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11 15,465 8.02
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 51 14,805 7.68
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 41 13,977 7.25
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 55 13,942 7.23
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 35 13,546 7.03
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 13,250 6.87
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 41 10,665 5.53
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 27 9,195 4.77
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 38 5,665 2.94
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 5 5,602 2.91
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 5,206 2.70
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 4,854 2.52
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 24 4,714 2.45
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 13 3,819 1.98
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 3,472 1.80
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 3,349 1.74
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 28 2,810 1.46
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 2,601 1.35
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 2,369 1.23
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 8 2,236 1.16
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 23 2,142 1.11
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,921 1.00
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 1,863 0.97
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,778 0.92
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,573 0.82
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 1,475 0.77
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,343 0.70
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 5 1,304 0.68
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 1,200 0.62
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 943 0.49
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 880 0.46
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 633 0.33
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 616 0.32
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 563 0.29
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 509 0.26
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 508 0.26
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 480 0.25
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 417 0.22
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 398 0.21
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 3 381 0.20
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 322 0.17
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 322 0.17
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 257 0.13
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 221 0.11
Landmark Missionary Baptists, Independent Associations and Unaffiliated Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 202 0.10
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.10
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 194 0.10
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 183 0.09
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 168 0.09
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 148 0.08
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 125 0.06
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 115 0.06
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 110 0.06
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 105 0.05
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 86 0.04
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 73 0.04
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 42 0.02
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 30 0.02
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 11 0.01
Buddhists Other Other Groups 23 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 1,326 640,242  

The population of the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,927,881 in 2000; in 1990 it was 1,523,741. The total population changed 26.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (640,242) included 33.2% 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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