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Westchester County (New York)

Religious Traditions, 2010

28,915 17,814 46,854 435,590 5,458 75,029 339,453
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 100 435,590 458.94
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 18 24,561 25.88
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 49 14,016 14.77
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 10 13,715 14.45
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 16 12,173 12.83
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 17 10,800 11.38
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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43 8,861 9.34
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 8,447 8.90
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 33 7,664 8.07
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 7,530 7.93
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 11 7,518 7.92
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 22 6,071 6.40
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 16 5,163 5.44
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 23 4,253 4.48
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 31 4,172 4.40
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 10 3,730 3.93
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 7 3,257 3.43
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 3,244 3.42
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 2,650 2.79
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 2,269 2.39
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 1,956 2.06
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 1,813 1.91
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 2 1,792 1.89
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,775 1.87
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 1,670 1.76
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,656 1.74
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 4 1,529 1.61
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 1,364 1.44
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 5 1,104 1.16
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,031 1.09
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,027 1.08
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 795 0.84
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 611 0.64
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 527 0.56
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 456 0.48
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 5 436 0.46
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 357 0.38
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 352 0.37
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 5 338 0.36
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 337 0.36
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.32
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 293 0.31
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 290 0.31
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 257 0.27
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.26
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 220 0.23
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 211 0.22
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 144 0.15
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 4 122 0.13
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 120 0.13
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 115 0.12
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 104 0.11
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 94 0.10
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 88 0.09
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 80 0.08
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 61 0.06
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.06
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 55 0.06
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 52 0.05
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 42 0.04
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 39 0.04
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 28 0.03
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 25 0.03
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 0 0.00
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 4 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 8 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Totals: 653 609,660  

The population of Westchester County, New York was 949,113 in 2010; in 2000 it was 923,459. The total population changed 2.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (609,660) included 64.2% 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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