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Syracuse, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

33,633 5,690 60,723 199,693 4,152 19,787 338,899
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
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 116 50,199 78.07
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 83 208,150 323.73
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 43 10,977 17.07
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 38 12,805 19.92
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 35 17,685 27.51
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 4,551 7.08
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 17 8,913 13.86
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 3,526 5.48
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 979 1.52
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 581 0.90
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 713 1.11
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 780 1.21
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 1,275 1.98
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 377 0.59
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 807 1.26
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,380 2.15
Jewish Other Judaism 4 3,037 4.72
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,870 2.91
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 1,036 1.61
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 947 1.47
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 163 0.25
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 857 1.33
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 188 0.29
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 109 0.17
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 193 0.30
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 181 0.28
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 816 1.27
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 67 0.10
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 58 0.09
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 1,472 2.29
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 103 0.16
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 277 0.43
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 32 0.05
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 124 0.19
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 13 0.02
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 46 0.07
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 90 0.14
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 57 0.09
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 0 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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0 0 0.00
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 451 335,434  

The population of the Syracuse, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 642,971 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (335,434) included 52.2% of the total population in 1980.

* 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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