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Religious Traditions, 2010

69,894 44,089 31,983 9,480 85 4,424 69,408
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 54 43,024 187.58
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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48 9,817 42.80
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 39 21,390 93.26
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 38 8,411 36.67
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 32 21,940 95.66
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 25 4,850 21.15
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 9 9,480 41.33
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 8 8,722 38.03
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 2,301 10.03
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 2,717 11.85
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,471 6.41
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 2,782 12.13
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 6 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 970 4.23
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 2,085 9.09
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 413 1.80
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 347 1.51
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 776 3.38
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 968 4.22
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 465 2.03
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 5,065 22.08
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 220 0.96
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 1,893 8.25
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 148 0.65
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 80 0.35
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 377 1.64
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 5,806 25.31
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 105 0.46
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 287 1.25
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 15 0.07
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 124 0.54
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 19 0.08
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 136 0.59
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 537 2.34
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 291 1.27
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 100 0.44
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 85 0.37
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 57 0.25
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 128 0.56
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 185 0.81
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 488 2.13
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 459 2.00
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 292 1.27
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 129 0.56
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 354 159,955  

The population of Montgomery County, Alabama was 229,363 in 2010; in 2000 it was 223,510. The total population changed 2.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (159,955) included 69.7% 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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