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Franklin County (Washington)

Religious Traditions, 2010

10,938 207 1,259 7,478 162 7,465 50,654
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 3 4,520 129.05
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 7 2,547 72.72
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 1,155 32.98
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 955 27.27
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 917 26.18
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 710 20.27
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 629 17.96
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 601 17.16
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 571 16.30
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 544 15.53
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 373 10.65
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 371 10.59
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 359 10.25
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 308 8.79
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 282 8.05
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 225 6.42
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 156 4.45
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 139 3.97
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 81 2.31
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 63 1.80
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 34 0.97
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 20 0.57
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 18 0.51
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
0 0 0.00
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Jewish Other Judaism 0 0 0.00
Totals: 47 15,578  

The population of Franklin County, Washington was 35,025 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (15,578) included 44.5% 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 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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