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Religious Traditions, 2010

47,128   81,111 4,926 311,028 18,579 853,698
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 170 297,062 267.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 139 36,989 33.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 101 19,328 17.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 93 18,663 16.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 50 16,301 14.7
Jewish Other Judaism 11 6,680 6.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 35 4,698 4.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 16 4,635 4.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 23 4,189 3.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 13 3,211 2.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 2,785 2.5
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 2,579 2.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 2,157 1.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 1,908 1.7
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 1,788 1.6
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
4 1,675 1.5
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 1,600 1.4
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 1,438 1.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 15 1,247 1.1
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 19 1,210 1.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 14 1,120 1.0
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 1,030 0.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 974 0.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 763 0.7
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 630 0.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 594 0.5
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 10 586 0.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 454 0.4
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 5 420 0.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 3 396 0.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 340 0.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 175 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 144 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 121 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 105 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 87 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 55 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 51 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 0.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 46 0.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 33 0.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 30 0.0
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 27 0.0
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 18 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 28 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 12 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Totals: 896 438,374  

The population of New Hampshire was 1,109,252 in 1990; in 1980 it was 920,610. The total population changed 20.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (438,374) included 39.5% of the total population in 1990.

* 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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