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Salem, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

55,139 189 14,924 65,129 0 16,397 238,960
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 17 65,129 166.68
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 36 14,849 38.00
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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37 11,647 29.81
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 8,974 22.97
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 7,669 19.63
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 12 4,341 11.11
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 10 4,242 10.86
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 3,474 8.89
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 3,411 8.73
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 2,882 7.38
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 2,561 6.55
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 2,479 6.34
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,938 4.96
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 1,815 4.65
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 8 1,745 4.47
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 1,419 3.63
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,011 2.59
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 953 2.44
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 843 2.16
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 725 1.86
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 525 1.34
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 521 1.33
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 521 1.33
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 508 1.30
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 506 1.29
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 504 1.29
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 499 1.28
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 467 1.20
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 449 1.15
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 443 1.13
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 435 1.11
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 404 1.03
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 389 1.00
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 364 0.93
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 362 0.93
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 354 0.91
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 334 0.85
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 314 0.80
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 294 0.75
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 290 0.74
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 269 0.69
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 189 0.48
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 121 0.31
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 115 0.29
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 113 0.29
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 107 0.27
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 52 0.13
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 50 0.13
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 49 0.13
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 2 45 0.12
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.11
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 35 0.09
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 12 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 374 151,778  

The population of the Salem, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 390,738 in 2010; in 2000 it was 347,214. The total population changed 12.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (151,778) included 38.8% 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 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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