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Dutchess County (New York)

Religious Traditions, 2010

12,799 2,898 20,556 111,112 854 10,970 138,299
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
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 8 1,574 5.62
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 3,622 12.93
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 78 0.28
Buddhists Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 24 120,378 429.69
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 719 2.57
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 125 0.45
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 103 0.37
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 102 0.36
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 881 3.14
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 557 1.99
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 224 0.80
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 450 1.61
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 23 4,575 16.33
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 140 0.50
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 2,232 7.97
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 248 0.89
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 60 0.21
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 789 2.82
Hindus Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
1 700 2.50
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 236 0.84
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 4 3,600 12.85
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,452 5.18
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 3,331 11.89
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 170 0.61
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 2,849 10.17
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 5,106 18.23
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 382 1.36
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 568 2.03
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 482 1.72
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 195 0.70
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 389 1.39
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 22 6,655 23.76
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 232 0.83
Totals: 171 163,204  

The population of Dutchess County, New York was 280,150 in 2000; in 1990 it was 259,462. The total population changed 8.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (163,204) included 58.3% of the total population in 2000.

* 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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