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Hawaii County, Hawaii

Religious Traditions, 2010

16,302   5,882 25 30,616 38,701 93,553
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic 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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 3,504 18.9
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 8 202 1.1
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 37 27,069 146.3
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 267 1.4
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 3 166 0.9
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 22 30,616 165.4
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 585 3.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 17 10,422 56.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 591 3.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 4 90 0.5
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 323 1.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 686 3.7
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 287 1.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 325 1.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 155 0.8
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 2,511 13.6
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 250 1.4
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 6 253 1.4
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 12 0.1
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 11 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 57 0.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.6
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 9 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 200 1.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 40 0.2
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 194 1.0
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
20 3,551 19.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 25 0.1
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.3
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,676 9.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 609 3.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 1,246 6.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 2,231 12.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 24 2,470 13.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 521 2.8
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 103 0.6
Totals: 274 91,526  

The population of Hawaii County, Hawaii was 185,079 in 2010; in 2000 it was 148,677. The total population changed 24.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (91,526) included 49.5% 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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