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Syracuse, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

33,633 5,690 60,723 199,693 4,152 19,787 338,899
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 88 187,138 287.84
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 114 37,694 57.98
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 41 9,838 15.13
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 14 9,421 14.49
Jewish Other Judaism 6 9,300 14.30
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 32 8,451 13.00
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 36 8,073 12.42
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 3,200 4.92
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 3,109 4.78
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 2,918 4.49
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 2,905 4.47
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 2,612 4.02
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 2,325 3.58
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 2,187 3.36
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 7 1,665 2.56
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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3 1,525 2.35
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 10 1,524 2.34
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,447 2.23
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,134 1.74
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,106 1.70
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,030 1.58
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 987 1.52
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 931 1.43
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 927 1.43
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 800 1.23
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 769 1.18
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 654 1.01
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 614 0.94
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 581 0.89
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 574 0.88
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 526 0.81
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 510 0.78
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 428 0.66
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 314 0.48
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 267 0.41
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 265 0.41
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 265 0.41
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 210 0.32
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 207 0.32
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 177 0.27
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 172 0.26
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 150 0.23
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 130 0.20
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 121 0.19
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 105 0.16
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 103 0.16
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 100 0.15
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.15
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 78 0.12
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 70 0.11
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 62 0.10
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 38 0.06
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 31 0.05
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 16 0.02
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 12 0.02
Buddhists Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Totals: 515 309,896  

The population of the Syracuse, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 650,154 in 2000; in 1990 it was 659,864. The total population changed -1.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (309,896) included 47.7% 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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