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Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

13,773 862 3,386 26,615 50 8,384 78,276
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 5,999 50.94
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 2,185 18.56
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 17 25,837 219.41
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 16 5,232 44.43
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 1,469 12.48
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 628 5.33
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 358 3.04
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 332 2.82
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 534 4.53
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 523 4.44
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 705 5.99
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 229 1.94
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 164 1.39
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 286 2.43
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 413 3.51
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 255 2.17
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 617 5.24
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 151 1.28
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 427 3.63
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 38 0.32
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 132 1.12
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 45 0.38
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 70 0.59
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 42 0.36
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 525 4.46
Jewish Other Judaism 1 350 2.97
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 69 0.59
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 43 0.37
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 31 0.26
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 0.00
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 93 0.79
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 1.27
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 75 0.64
Totals: 149 48,007  

The population of the Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 117,755 in 2000; in 1990 it was 97,624. The total population changed 20.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (48,007) included 40.8% 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 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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