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Religious Traditions, 2010

59,530 12,275 28,611 353,098 2,350 62,139 867,105
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
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 52 0.04
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 18 6,881 5.72
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 28 14,645 12.17
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 68,155 56.62
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 835 0.69
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 70 0.06
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 30 0.02
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 1,335 1.11
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 71 568,814 472.52
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 22 6,950 5.77
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 86 0.07
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 253 0.21
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 582 0.48
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 129 0.11
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 288 0.24
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 200 0.17
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 184 0.15
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 283 0.24
Jewish Other Judaism 75 85,000 70.61
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 917 0.76
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 17 3,538 2.94
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 893 0.74
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 15,623 12.98
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 28 0.02
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 183 0.15
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 6,085 5.05
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 38 7,243 6.02
Bible Church of Christ, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 5,036 4.18
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 1,929 1.60
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 211 0.18
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,820 1.51
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 175 0.15
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 56 0.05
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 3,729 3.10
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,001 0.83
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,543 1.28
Totals: 431 804,782  

The population of Bronx County, New York was 1,203,789 in 1990; in 1980 it was 1,168,972. The total population changed 3.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (804,782) 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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