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Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

259,629 3,968 81,518 235,556 6,801 115,742 1,522,795
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 80 158,130 103.78
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 108 47,705 31.31
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 63 29,343 19.26
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 57 22,732 14.92
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 77 22,693 14.89
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 19,500 12.80
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 46 17,505 11.49
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 29 16,491 10.82
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 39 15,947 10.47
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 65 14,949 9.81
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 47 14,553 9.55
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 37 13,705 8.99
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 48 12,268 8.05
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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14 9,800 6.43
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 35 9,439 6.19
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 41 9,149 6.00
Jewish Other Judaism 7 9,000 5.91
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 8,452 5.55
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 36 5,720 3.75
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 5,266 3.46
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 13 4,169 2.74
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 23 3,967 2.60
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 22 3,046 2.00
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 2,437 1.60
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 2,152 1.41
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 7 1,872 1.23
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 1,701 1.12
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 1,614 1.06
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 1,375 0.90
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 1,260 0.83
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 8 1,165 0.76
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,056 0.69
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,030 0.68
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 758 0.50
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 633 0.42
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 631 0.41
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 629 0.41
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 606 0.40
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.26
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 399 0.26
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 326 0.21
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 246 0.16
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 206 0.14
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 166 0.11
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 148 0.10
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 131 0.09
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 130 0.09
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 116 0.08
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 115 0.08
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 100 0.07
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 94 0.06
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 86 0.06
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 83 0.05
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 76 0.05
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 70 0.05
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 63 0.04
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 47 0.03
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 35 0.02
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 31 0.02
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 29 0.02
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 29 0.02
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 21 0.01
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 15 0.01
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 12 0.01
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 12 0.01
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 16 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 72 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 7 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Totals: 1,178 495,634  

The population of the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,523,741 in 1990; in 1980 it was 1,341,491. The total population changed 13.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (495,634) included 32.5% 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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