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Litchfield County (Connecticut)

Religious Traditions, 2010

4,483 160 20,681 50,354 175 4,420 109,654
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 29 64,593 371.03
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 35 13,190 75.76
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 22 6,209 35.67
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 4,951 28.44
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 2,862 16.44
Jewish Other Judaism 2 960 5.51
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 908 5.22
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 782 4.49
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 706 4.06
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 614 3.53
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 345 1.98
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 314 1.80
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 1 225 1.29
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 203 1.17
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 197 1.13
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 173 0.99
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 133 0.76
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 125 0.72
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 122 0.70
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 74 0.43
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 67 0.38
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 64 0.37
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 33 0.19
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 31 0.18
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Totals: 144 97,881  

The population of Litchfield County, Connecticut was 174,092 in 1990; in 1980 it was 156,769. The total population changed 11.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (97,881) included 56.2% 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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