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Putnam County (New York)

Religious Traditions, 2010

1,208 0 4,017 41,420 145 1,588 51,332
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 9 41,420 415.40
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 1,201 12.04
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 1,006 10.09
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 761 7.63
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 742 7.44
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 636 6.38
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 561 5.63
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 488 4.89
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 356 3.57
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 250 2.51
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 196 1.97
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 167 1.67
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 117 1.17
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 1.09
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 1.00
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
1 62 0.62
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.60
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 45 0.45
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 36 0.36
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 27 0.27
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 25 0.25
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 13 0.13
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 0.00
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 0 0.00
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Totals: 55 48,378  

The population of Putnam County, New York was 99,710 in 2010; in 2000 it was 95,745. The total population changed 4.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (48,378) included 48.5% 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 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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