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Hampden County (Massachusetts)

Religious Traditions, 2010

19,438 2,491 21,962 223,685 3,406 9,140 183,368
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 63 223,685 482.61
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 28 7,421 16.01
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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42 7,389 15.94
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 5,794 12.50
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 22 5,185 11.19
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 15 3,867 8.34
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 3,137 6.77
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 2,510 5.42
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 1,967 4.24
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 1,742 3.76
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 1,727 3.73
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,544 3.33
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,385 2.99
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 1,190 2.57
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 1,154 2.49
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,000 2.16
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 4 994 2.14
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 947 2.04
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 920 1.98
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 6 693 1.50
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 640 1.38
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 526 1.13
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 455 0.98
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 425 0.92
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 413 0.89
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.86
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 326 0.70
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 4 263 0.57
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 260 0.56
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.54
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 230 0.50
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 179 0.39
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 176 0.38
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 142 0.31
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 125 0.27
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 122 0.26
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 104 0.22
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 102 0.22
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 97 0.21
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 95 0.20
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 95 0.20
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 75 0.16
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 67 0.14
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 66 0.14
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.13
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 54 0.12
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 46 0.10
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 45 0.10
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 30 0.06
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 3 0.01
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 0.00
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 8 --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Totals: 324 280,122  

The population of Hampden County, Massachusetts was 463,490 in 2010; in 2000 it was 456,228. The total population changed 1.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (280,122) included 60.4% 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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