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Greek immigrants settled in America in the 19th century and organized parishes under the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church. In 1918, they established a separate ethnic diocese, which eventually became the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America.

Greek immigrants settled in America in the 19th century and organized parishes under the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church. In 1918, they established a separate ethnic diocese, which eventually became the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America.

Using data from the 1980-2010 Religious Congregations and Membership Studies, this list ranks U.S. [UNITS] on the highest total number of adherents and the highest percent of the population in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.


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Rank
2010
Rank
2000
Metro Area   [Download CSV]
Percent
2010
Percent
2000
30 32 Akron, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.24
0.26
54 59 Albany, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
36 27 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.17
0.31
36 48 Albuquerque, NM, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.17
0.1
34 14 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.19
0.51
54 10 Alpena, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
0.72
40 53 Altoona, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.13
0.05
50 53 Amarillo, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.05
47 44 Anchorage, AK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.14
41 31 Ann Arbor, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
0.27
43 52 Appleton, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.06
45 47 Asheville, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.11
45 1 Ashland, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
3.23
43 58 Athens-Clarke County, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0
43 51 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.07
10 26 Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.52
0.33
48 50 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.08
50 56 Austin-Round Rock, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.02
51 54 Bakersfield, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.04
19 19 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.38
0.42
34 23 Bangor, ME, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.19
0.37
36 11 Barnstable Town, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.17
0.69
52 58 Baton Rouge, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0
54 59 Battle Creek, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
51 56 Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.02
41 42 Bellingham, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
0.16
54 59 Billings, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
31 36 Binghamton, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.22
0.22
43 42 Birmingham-Hoover, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.16
51 55 Boise City, ID, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.03
7 9 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.6
0.76
45 39 Boulder, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.19
51 59 Brenham, TX, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
--
9 15 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.53
0.5
49 58 Brunswick, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0
52 59 Bucyrus, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
--
34 38 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.19
0.2
47 48 Burlington, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.1
48 48 Burlington-South Burlington, VT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.1
3 8 Canton-Massillon, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.04
0.85
43 50 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.08
25 58 Casper, WY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.31
0
47 47 Cedar Rapids, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.11
33 45 Champaign-Urbana, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.2
0.13
48 52 Charleston, WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.06
42 37 Charleston-North Charleston, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.11
0.21
21 43 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.35
0.15
37 37 Charlottesville, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.16
0.21
49 52 Chattanooga, TN-GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.06
22 58 Cheyenne, WY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.34
0
13 19 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.49
0.42
41 48 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
0.1
48 50 Claremont-Lebanon, NH-VT, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.08
41 42 Clarksburg, WV, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
0.16
27 30 Cleveland-Elyria, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.28
0.28
45 48 Colorado Springs, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.1
41 59 Columbia, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
--
44 46 Columbia, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.09
0.12
50 59 Columbus, GA-AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
--
39 44 Columbus, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.14
0.14
20 30 Concord, NH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.36
0.28
49 50 Corpus Christi, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.08
2 4 Craig, CO, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1.09
1.16
40 48 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.13
0.1
54 6 Crossville, TN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
0.89
46 53 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.05
46 44 Danville, VA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.14
43 58 Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0
40 33 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.13
0.25
15 59 Dayton, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.44
--
42 47 Decatur, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.11
0.11
45 42 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.16
32 46 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.21
0.12
45 47 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.11
29 28 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.25
0.3
46 49 Dubuque, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.09
47 47 Duluth, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.11
48 51 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.07
32 47 East Stroudsburg, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.21
0.11
52 55 El Paso, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0.03
44 44 Elmira, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.09
0.14
42 54 Erie, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.11
0.04
50 49 Eugene, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.09
42 45 Fayetteville, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.11
0.13
42 59 Flagstaff, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.11
--
48 41 Flint, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.17
34 36 Florence, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.19
0.22
31 20 Fond du Lac, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.22
0.4
45 59 Fort Collins, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
--
54 59 Fort Smith, AR-OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
48 49 Fort Wayne, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.09
34 50 Fresno, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.19
0.08
45 49 Gainesville, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.09
48 50 Gloversville, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.08
49 50 Grand Island, NE, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.08
48 31 Grand Junction, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.27
47 50 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.08
43 38 Great Falls, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.2
47 48 Greensboro-High Point, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.1
50 59 Greenville, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
--
36 47 Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.17
0.11
46 59 Greenwood, SC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
--
51 50 Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.08
35 29 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.18
0.29
37 31 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.16
0.27
46 58 Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0
42 20 Homosassa Springs, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.11
0.4
50 51 Hot Springs, AR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.07
43 49 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.09
50 54 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.04
46 52 Huntsville, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.06
42 45 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.11
0.13
32 39 Ithaca, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.21
0.19
46 53 Jackson, MS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.05
45 43 Jacksonville, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.15
42 41 Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.11
0.17
48 54 Johnstown, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.04
52 59 Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
--
45 59 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
--
48 43 Kankakee, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.15
47 53 Kansas City, MO-KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.05
24 30 Keene, NH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.32
0.28
47 58 Kennewick-Richland, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0
54 58 Key West, FL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
0
48 53 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.05
45 41 Kingston, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.17
44 47 Knoxville, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.09
0.11
33 37 Laconia, NH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.2
0.21
50 56 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.02
30 57 Lancaster, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.24
0.01
40 48 Lansing-East Lansing, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.13
0.1
28 51 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.26
0.07
32 25 Lewiston-Auburn, ME, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.21
0.35
43 51 Lexington-Fayette, KY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.07
46 50 Lincoln, NE, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.08
49 51 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.07
44 50 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.09
0.08
51 56 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.02
47 51 Lubbock, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.07
51 56 Lynchburg, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.02
48 51 Macon, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.07
49 35 Madison, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.23
8 3 Manchester-Nashua, NH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.55
1.28
45 49 Mansfield, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.09
46 56 Marquette, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.02
18 7 Mason City, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.39
0.86
49 50 Memphis, TN-MS-AR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.08
39 47 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.14
0.11
32 36 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.21
0.22
47 47 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.11
54 59 Minot, ND, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
42 41 Missoula, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.11
0.17
36 35 Mobile, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.17
0.23
42 39 Modesto, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.11
0.19
51 51 Monroe, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.07
51 59 Montgomery, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
--
41 49 Morgantown, WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
0.09
33 40 Muskegon, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.2
0.18
37 48 Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.16
0.1
25 48 Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.31
0.1
49 59 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
--
37 42 New Castle, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.16
0.16
27 30 New Haven-Milford, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.28
0.28
45 52 New Orleans-Metairie, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.06
13 22 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.49
0.38
47 51 Niles-Benton Harbor, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.07
41 49 North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
0.09
5 37 Norwich-New London, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.86
0.21
53 59 Ocala, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
--
11 36 Ocean City, NJ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.51
0.22
47 52 Ogden-Clearfield, UT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.06
51 54 Oklahoma City, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.04
48 52 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.06
41 51 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
0.07
46 53 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.05
35 16 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.18
0.49
49 50 Panama City, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.08
42 36 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.11
0.22
45 43 Peoria, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.15
37 38 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.16
0.2
39 47 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.14
0.11
32 24 Pittsburgh, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.21
0.36
40 32 Pittsfield, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.13
0.26
43 21 Pocatello, ID, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.39
27 34 Port St. Lucie, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.28
0.24
37 26 Portland-South Portland, ME, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.16
0.33
41 45 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
0.13
48 59 Prescott, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
--
1 2 Price, UT, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1.31
1.7
28 28 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.26
0.3
49 41 Pueblo, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.17
30 42 Punta Gorda, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.24
0.16
16 30 Racine, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.41
0.28
41 47 Raleigh, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
0.11
16 38 Reading, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.41
0.2
49 50 Redding, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.08
44 47 Reno, NV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.09
0.11
39 45 Richmond, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.14
0.13
50 53 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.05
44 39 Roanoke, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.09
0.19
43 31 Rochester, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.27
47 29 Rochester, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.29
14 58 Rock Springs, WY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.45
0
39 41 Rockford, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.14
0.17
39 35 Rutland, VT, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.14
0.23
38 41 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.15
0.17
36 28 Saginaw, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.17
0.3
50 49 Salinas, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.09
49 36 Salisbury, MD-DE, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.22
16 26 Salt Lake City, UT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.41
0.33
46 45 San Angelo, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.13
51 53 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.05
43 47 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.11
29 33 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.25
0.25
38 47 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.15
0.11
46 58 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0
47 45 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.13
46 58 Santa Fe, NM, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0
38 44 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.15
0.14
28 40 Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.26
0.18
43 33 Savannah, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.25
54 28 Scottsbluff, NE, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
0.3
47 54 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.04
38 48 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.15
0.1
40 39 Sheboygan, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.13
0.19
46 46 Shreveport-Bossier City, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.12
38 41 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.15
0.17
42 46 Sioux Falls, SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.11
0.12
30 34 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.24
0.24
44 43 Spartanburg, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.09
0.15
45 46 Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.12
40 50 Springfield, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.13
0.08
17 17 Springfield, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.4
0.48
37 45 Springfield, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.16
0.13
39 43 St. Louis, MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.14
0.15
54 59 State College, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
35 42 Stockton-Lodi, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.18
0.16
20 44 Syracuse, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.36
0.14
45 46 Tallahassee, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.12
12 22 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.5
0.38
29 46 Toledo, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.25
0.12
48 59 Traverse City, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
--
23 20 Trenton, NJ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.33
0.4
33 48 Tucson, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.2
0.1
50 53 Tulsa, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.05
51 55 Urban Honolulu, HI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.03
43 48 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.1
38 35 Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.15
0.23
28 40 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.26
0.18
47 51 Waco, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.07
26 39 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.3
0.19
49 50 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.08
41 44 Watertown-Fort Drum, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
0.14
6 5 Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.68
0.97
21 19 Wheeling, WV-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.35
0.42
48 51 Wichita Falls, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.07
51 58 Wichita, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0
40 18 Wilmington, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.13
0.47
41 31 Winchester, VA-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
0.27
41 44 Winston-Salem, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
0.14
26 13 Worcester, MA-CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.3
0.58
50 21 York-Hanover, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.39
4 12 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.87
0.62


* 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 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]




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