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Chemung County (New York)

Religious Traditions, 2010

5,604 965 8,842 14,593 230 2,399 56,197
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 181 2.04
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 1,089 12.26
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 814 9.16
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 10 0.11
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 5 14,593 164.28
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 656 7.38
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 66 0.74
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 784 8.83
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 659 7.42
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 277 3.12
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 70 0.79
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 54 0.61
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 1,077 12.12
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 85 0.96
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 514 5.79
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 21 0.24
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 63 0.71
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 28 0.32
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.90
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 1,662 18.71
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
11 2,135 24.03
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 1.69
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,228 13.82
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 160 1.80
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 269 3.03
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 445 5.01
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 68 0.77
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 361 4.06
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 22 4,479 50.42
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 555 6.25
Totals: 110 32,633  

The population of Chemung County, New York was 88,830 in 2010; in 2000 it was 91,070. The total population changed -2.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (32,633) included 36.7% 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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