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Tucson, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

98,278 4,190 37,037 203,770 2,260 45,011 589,717
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
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 250 0.47
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 55 113,100 212.82
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 100 0.19
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 0 0 0.00
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 3,002 5.65
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 105 0.20
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 260 0.49
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 275 0.52
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 200 0.38
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,327 2.50
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 274 0.52
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 996 1.87
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 487 0.92
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 16 0.03
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 117 0.22
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 1,876 3.53
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 2,633 4.95
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 4,009 7.54
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 144 0.27
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 231 0.43
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 387 0.73
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 71 0.13
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 473 0.89
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
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 72 0.14
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 3,730 7.02
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 22 0.04
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 40 0.08
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 93 0.17
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 402 0.76
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 1,180 2.22
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 36 18,324 34.48
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 1,564 2.94
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 573 1.08
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 1,420 2.67
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 5,735 10.79
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 11 6,645 12.50
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 119 0.22
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 48 0.09
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 100 0.19
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 7,571 14.25
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 436 0.82
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 2,032 3.82
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 10,264 19.31
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 23 9,515 17.90
Church of Jesus Christ, The (Bickertonites) Other Latter-day Saints 1 15 0.03
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Spiritualist 1 36 0.07
Jewish Other Judaism 3 2,554 4.81
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 502 0.94
Totals: 296 203,325  

The population of the Tucson, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 531,443 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (203,325) included 38.3% 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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