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Fairbanks North Star Borough (Alaska)

Religious Traditions, 2010

13,987 471 3,969 4,195 135 5,347 69,477
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
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
18 6,339 64.96
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 10 4,525 46.37
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 5 4,195 42.99
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 3,646 37.36
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 1,305 13.37
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,080 11.07
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 1,013 10.38
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 825 8.45
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 658 6.74
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 587 6.02
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 480 4.92
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 343 3.52
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 296 3.03
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 275 2.82
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 2 265 2.72
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 258 2.64
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 201 2.06
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 200 2.05
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 188 1.93
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 176 1.80
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 167 1.71
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 151 1.55
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 147 1.51
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 135 1.38
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 116 1.19
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 98 1.00
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 92 0.94
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 75 0.77
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 64 0.66
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 63 0.65
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 44 0.45
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 28 0.29
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 25 0.26
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 25 0.26
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 19 0.19
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 0 0.00
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Totals: 123 28,104  

The population of Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska was 97,581 in 2010; in 2000 it was 82,840. The total population changed 17.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (28,104) included 28.8% 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 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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