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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
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 64 238,210 157.85
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 61 9,285 6.15
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 47 6,885 4.56
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
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 26 10,447 6.92
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 26 1,971 1.31
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 25 8,112 5.38
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 25 12,855 8.52
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 24 6,268 4.15
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 21 10,826 7.17
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 19 4,893 3.24
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 12,922 8.56
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 14 3,877 2.57
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 1,742 1.15
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 10 3,139 2.08
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 2,430 1.61
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 469 0.31
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 824 0.55
Jewish Other Judaism 8 5,923 3.92
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 756 0.50
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 5,556 3.68
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 400 0.27
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 2,721 1.80
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 5 600 0.40
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 2,104 1.39
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 285 0.19
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 1,565 1.04
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 801 0.53
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 444 0.29
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 381 0.25
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 88 0.06
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 162 0.11
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 10 0.01
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 221 0.15
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 101 0.07
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 912 0.60
Christ Catholic Church Evangelical Protestant Catholicism 2 73 0.05
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 521 0.35
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 89 0.06
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 304 0.20
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 222 0.15
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 138 0.09
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 300 0.20
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,058 0.70
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 184 0.12
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 30 0.02
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 28 0.02
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 God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 35 0.02
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 40 0.03
Church of Jesus Christ, The (Bickertonites) Other Latter-day Saints 1 55 0.04
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 114 0.08
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 177 0.12
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 25 0.02
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 65 0.04
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 46 0.03
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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