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Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

554,967 6,647 110,014 559,919 13,579 327,968 2,619,793
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
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 273 120,121 53.66
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 129 100,597 44.94
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 100 352,388 157.42
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 98 32,673 14.60
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 57 9,292 4.15
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 56 38,551 17.22
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 55 39,486 17.64
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 50 21,582 9.64
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 42 14,978 6.69
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 40 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 32 9,011 4.03
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 32 15,811 7.06
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 29 15,590 6.96
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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28 28,150 12.58
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 27 10,331 4.62
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 27 6,455 2.88
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 2,322 1.04
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 1,536 0.69
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 16,495 7.37
Jewish Other Judaism 17 50,000 22.34
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 12,432 5.55
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 17 5,523 2.47
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 2,901 1.30
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 14 1,564 0.70
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 13 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 12 3,075 1.37
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 801 0.36
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 367 0.16
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 869 0.39
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,866 0.83
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 463 0.21
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,257 0.56
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,132 0.51
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 769 0.34
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,108 0.49
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 488 0.22
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 255 0.11
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 377 0.17
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 2,066 0.92
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 5 337 0.15
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 5 1,282 0.57
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 718 0.32
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,012 0.45
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 --- ---
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,154 0.52
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 350 0.16
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 165 0.07
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 16 0.01
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 237 0.11
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 33 0.01
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 504 0.23
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 147 0.07
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 565 0.25
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 87 0.04
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 32 0.01
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 10 0.00
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 310 0.14
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 30 0.01
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 27 0.01
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 136 0.06
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 142 0.06
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 43 0.02
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 40 0.02
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 121 0.05
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 11 0.00
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 12 0.01
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 54 0.02
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 19 0.01
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 20,880 9.33
Totals: 1,414 951,156  

The population of the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,238,480 in 1990; in 1980 it was 1,599,970. The total population changed 39.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (951,156) included 42.5% of the total population in 1990.

* 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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