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Maricopa County (Arizona)

Religious Traditions, 2010

534,453 6,278 104,145 520,651 13,379 312,574 2,325,637
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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 64 238,210 157.85
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 147 73,602 48.77
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 87 59,243 39.26
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 40 32,262 21.38
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 38 26,913 17.83
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 36 18,531 12.28
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 12,922 8.56
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 25 12,855 8.52
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 21 10,826 7.17
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 26 10,447 6.92
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 61 9,285 6.15
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 25 8,112 5.38
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 47 6,885 4.56
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 24 6,268 4.15
Jewish Other Judaism 8 5,923 3.92
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 5,556 3.68
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 19 4,893 3.24
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 14 3,877 2.57
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 10 3,139 2.08
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 2,721 1.80
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 2,430 1.61
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 2,104 1.39
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 26 1,971 1.31
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 1,742 1.15
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 1,565 1.04
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,058 0.70
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 912 0.60
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 824 0.55
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 801 0.53
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 756 0.50
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 5 600 0.40
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 521 0.35
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 469 0.31
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 444 0.29
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 400 0.27
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 381 0.25
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 304 0.20
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 300 0.20
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 285 0.19
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 222 0.15
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 221 0.15
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 184 0.12
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 177 0.12
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 162 0.11
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 138 0.09
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 135 0.09
Christian Catholic Church Other Other Groups 1 125 0.08
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 114 0.08
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 101 0.07
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 89 0.06
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 88 0.06
Christ Catholic Church Evangelical Protestant Catholicism 2 73 0.05
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 65 0.04
Church of Jesus Christ, The (Bickertonites) Other Latter-day Saints 1 55 0.04
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 46 0.03
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 40 0.03
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 35 0.02
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 30 0.02
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 28 0.02
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 25 0.02
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 10 0.01
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 0 0.00
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 0 0.00
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 0 0 0.00
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 0 0.00
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 0 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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0 0 0.00
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 0 0.00
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 0 0 0.00
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 871 572,500  

The population of Maricopa County, Arizona was 1,509,052 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (572,500) included 37.9% of the total population in 1980.

* 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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