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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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 50 203,770 207.87
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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89 37,035 37.78
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 53 28,659 29.24
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 66 22,286 22.73
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 17 10,445 10.66
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 32 10,261 10.47
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 16 8,620 8.79
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 7,601 7.75
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 6,766 6.90
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 3,751 3.83
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 3,600 3.67
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 2 3,304 3.37
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 3 3,124 3.19
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 12 2,825 2.88
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 13 2,776 2.83
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 2,596 2.65
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 2,187 2.23
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 2,047 2.09
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,000 2.04
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 1,839 1.88
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 1,836 1.87
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 1,775 1.81
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,639 1.67
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,554 1.59
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,543 1.57
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,518 1.55
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 1,364 1.39
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 8 1,179 1.20
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 1,034 1.05
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 994 1.01
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 7 948 0.97
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 942 0.96
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 687 0.70
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 8 642 0.65
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 572 0.58
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 547 0.56
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 518 0.53
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 511 0.52
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 434 0.44
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 428 0.44
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 3 400 0.41
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 384 0.39
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 346 0.35
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 337 0.34
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 326 0.33
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 0.31
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 299 0.31
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 201 0.21
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.20
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 195 0.20
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 182 0.19
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 5 153 0.16
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 122 0.12
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 118 0.12
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 113 0.12
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 107 0.11
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 98 0.10
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 88 0.09
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 79 0.08
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 52 0.05
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.04
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 39 0.04
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 35 0.04
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 32 0.03
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 32 0.03
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 31 0.03
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 24 0.02
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 20 0.02
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 20 0.02
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 5 0.01
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 0.00
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 4 --- ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 14 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Totals: 636 390,546  

The population of the Tucson, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 980,263 in 2010; in 2000 it was 843,746. The total population changed 16.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (390,546) included 39.8% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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