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Religious Traditions, 2010

131,374 38,019 85,439 623,796 15,945 397,277 1,212,850
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
Jewish Other Judaism 526 418,900 182.08
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 125 807,100 350.81
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 54 61,722 26.83
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 43 13,768 5.98
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 38 9,030 3.92
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 36 19,545 8.50
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 35 20,143 8.76
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 31 14,513 6.31
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 4,963 2.16
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 23 6,434 2.80
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 3,771 1.64
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 2,404 1.04
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 582 0.25
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 2,307 1.00
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 1,550 0.67
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 10 2,115 0.92
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 693 0.30
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,384 0.60
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 515 0.22
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 1,965 0.85
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 374 0.16
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 753 0.33
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 3,250 1.41
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 770 0.33
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 --- ---
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 701 0.30
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 238 0.10
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,148 0.50
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,941 0.84
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 425 0.18
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 578 0.25
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 320 0.14
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 107 0.05
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 120 0.05
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 121 0.05
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 945 0.41
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 74 0.03
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 208 0.09
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 327 0.14
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 43 0.02
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 47 0.02
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 3 0.00
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 286 0.12
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
1 3,000 1.30
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 6 0.00
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 48 0.02
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 130,263 56.62
Totals: 1,147 1,539,500  

The population of Kings County, New York was 2,300,664 in 1990; in 1980 it was 2,230,936. The total population changed 3.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,539,500) included 66.9% 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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