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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 % Change
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +12 +1988 +254.9%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +7 -608 -17.2%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +6 +845 +61.2%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +3 +1676 +131.5%
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +3 +259 +287.8%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +3 +613 +62.6%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +2 +339 +273.4%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +2 -685 -36.6%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism +1 -8457 -4.1%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 +366 +63%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +230 +211%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 --- ---
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 -8 -13.8%
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 -867 -58.9%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 -41 -39.8%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 +616 +86.4%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 +236 +62.6%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 -396 -41.8%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 -432 -52.9%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 0 -344 -40.1%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 +16 +28.1%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist -1 -128 -68.1%
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist -2 -491 -47.4%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness -2 -31 -3.8%
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist -2 -118 -72.4%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -3 -830 -9.3%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -5 -3617 -33%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -5 -7255 -56.7%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -5 -2489 -54.7%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -10 -11381 -64.4%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -14 -19492 -38.8%
Totals: -7 -50486 -15.2%

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.

The population of the Syracuse, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 662,577 in 2010; in 2000 it was 650,154. The total population changed 1.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (323,678) included 48.9% 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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