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Pittsfield, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

2,817 233 9,895 50,187 225 3,647 64,215
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 % Change
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +1 +176 +47.7%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +3 +121 +110%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 +20 +46.5%
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 +17 +44.7%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 +4 +10.5%
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 -10 -4.2%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 -15 -14.3%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 -30 -30%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 0 -30 -20.5%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 0 -48 -22.2%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 -52 -33.5%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 -60 -37.5%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 -151 -43%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -156 -28.4%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 -184 -52%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 0 -422 -48.9%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 0 -459 -20.1%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 -545 -71.9%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -2 -809 -30.9%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 0 -987 -26.6%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -4 -1274 -34.4%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -5 -19570 -28.1%
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Totals: -9 -24464 -28.2%

The population of the Pittsfield, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 134,953 in 2000; in 1990 it was 139,352. The total population changed -3.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (90,604) included 67.1% of the total population in 2000.

The population of the Pittsfield, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 131,219 in 2010; in 2000 it was 134,953. The total population changed -2.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (67,004) included 51.1% 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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