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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 % Change
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +12 +25300 +44.1%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +13 +6654 +44.9%
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 +3284 +176.3%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 +1935 +81.7%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism +2 +1236 +0.5%
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +2 +698 +175.4%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +1 +692 +30.9%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups +3 +564 +26.3%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +28 +473 +3.4%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +4 +351 +319.1%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +2 +308 +64.2%
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 +300 +150%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +1 +195 +5.6%
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 +184 +29.9%
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) -1 +178 +55.3%
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 +155 +124%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 +134 +60.6%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +3 +59 +9.3%
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 +58 +138.1%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 +49 +1.9%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +2 +48 +0.8%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 0 +22 +73.3%
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 +15 +14.3%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 +6 +0.5%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -2 +5 +1.6%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 +3 +0.3%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 0 -11 -15.1%
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 -14 -5.4%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 -36 -41.9%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +4 -37 -2.4%
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups -1 -51 -13.4%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 -67 -39.9%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist -2 -127 -6.6%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 -133 -72.7%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist -1 -264 -17.9%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +2 -277 -29.4%
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 -383 -28.5%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 0 -469 -36%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 0 -569 -14.9%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +2 -592 -12.2%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness -5 -607 -5.7%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -2 -1046 -11.4%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +2 -1173 -35%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 -1292 -72.7%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness +1 -1304 -27.7%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -1 -1367 -10.1%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +1 -1571 -11.2%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -1776 -10.7%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -2 -2375 -12.6%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +4 -2538 -45.3%
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +2 -2716 -52.2%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +8 -3716 -14.5%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 -3885 -18.8%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran +1 -5981 -21%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -3 -6675 -32%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +2 --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist -7 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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Jain Other Other Groups 0 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups +1 --- ---
United Catholic Church, Inc. Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: +75 +1854 +0.3%

The population of the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,927,881 in 2000; in 1990 it was 1,523,741. The total population changed 26.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (640,242) included 33.2% of the total population in 2000.

The population of the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,226,009 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,927,881. The total population changed 15.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (703,214) included 31.6% 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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