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Religious Traditions, 2010

27,497 1,302 12,789 84,342 5,352 622,807 275,566
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
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 985 466,551 642.67
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 22 38,480 53.01
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 5,255 7.24
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 4,179 5.76
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 3,870 5.33
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 3,299 4.54
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 3,096 4.26
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 3,075 4.24
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 2,139 2.95
Jewish Other Judaism 1 1,997 2.75
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 1,680 2.31
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,118 1.54
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 950 1.31
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 765 1.05
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 718 0.99
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
2 700 0.96
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 694 0.96
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 556 0.77
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 453 0.62
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 403 0.56
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 402 0.55
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 375 0.52
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 374 0.52
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 350 0.48
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 331 0.46
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 204 0.28
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 135 0.19
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 92 0.13
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 77 0.11
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 68 0.09
Christ Catholic Church Evangelical Protestant Catholicism 1 28 0.04
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 19 0.03
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 6 0.01
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Totals: 1,119 542,439  

The population of Salt Lake County, Utah was 725,956 in 1990; in 1980 it was 619,066. The total population changed 17.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (542,439) included 74.7% of the total population in 1990.

* 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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