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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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1,400 610,846 593.25
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 24 84,342 81.91
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 5,805 5.64
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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26 5,635 5.47
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 5,032 4.89
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 6 4,540 4.41
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 4,500 4.37
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 9 3,791 3.68
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 3,568 3.47
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 2,679 2.60
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,505 2.43
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,894 1.84
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 1,818 1.77
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 1,537 1.49
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 1,292 1.25
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 1,218 1.18
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 11 789 0.77
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 727 0.71
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 2 696 0.68
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 651 0.63
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 620 0.60
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 606 0.59
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 603 0.59
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 586 0.57
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 521 0.51
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 521 0.51
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 478 0.46
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 443 0.43
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 419 0.41
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 348 0.34
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 330 0.32
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 323 0.31
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 0 317 0.31
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 0 317 0.31
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 300 0.29
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.29
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 285 0.28
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 279 0.27
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 255 0.25
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 250 0.24
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.24
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 248 0.24
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 195 0.19
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 191 0.19
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 147 0.14
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 128 0.12
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 4 128 0.12
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 111 0.11
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 2 100 0.10
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.09
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 81 0.08
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 80 0.08
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 55 0.05
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 52 0.05
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 50 0.05
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 45 0.04
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 39 0.04
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 35 0.03
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 33 0.03
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 26 0.03
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 25 0.02
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 12 0.01
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 2 0.00
Armenian Evangelical Churches (Additional) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 5 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 1,671 754,089  

The population of Salt Lake County, Utah was 1,029,655 in 2010; in 2000 it was 898,387. The total population changed 14.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (754,089) included 73.2% 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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