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Norfolk County, Massachusetts

Religious Traditions, 2010

11,323   33,086 3,539 355,321 30,593 236,988
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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents % Change
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 +458 +817.9%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +8 +842 +366.1%
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +166 +281.4%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +1 +226 +243.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 +222 +63.4%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +1 +170 +46.3%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +2 +331 +32.1%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +1 +834 +22.1%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +0 +458 +17.3%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist +5 +476 +17.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +4 +190 +11.9%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups -1 +18 +10.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran +0 +26 +1.6%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -11 -25,609 -6.7%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 -2 -8.7%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement -1 -10 -11.5%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -2 -1,762 -13.8%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints +0 -17 -14.3%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +2 -209 -16.3%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints -1 -278 -19.3%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -362 -23.2%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -4 -3,760 -25.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -1 -1,449 -30.8%
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 -343 -35.3%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 -392 -40.5%
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 -1,105 -45.2%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 -346 -46.3%
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -154 -56.6%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -3,550 -70.4%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -558 -77.5%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -2 -733 -79.8%
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups +0 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups -1 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: +3 -36,222 -8%

The population of Norfolk County, Massachusetts was 670,850 in 2010; in 2000 it was 650,308. The total population changed 3.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (433,862) included 64.7% of the total population in 2010.

The population of Norfolk County, Massachusetts was 650,308 in 2000; in 1990 it was 616,087. The total population changed 5.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (484,380) included 74.5% of the total population in 2000.

* 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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