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Religious Traditions, 2010

22,630 36 48,029 128,293 290 11,113 415,350
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
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 148 24,461 43.47
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 143 24,578 43.67
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 139 143,938 255.77
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 63 8,786 15.61
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 50 9,628 17.11
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 19 2,056 3.65
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 2,642 4.69
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 1,449 2.57
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 13 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 13 822 1.46
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 12 2,855 5.07
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 12 438 0.78
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 860 1.53
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 653 1.16
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,706 3.03
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,031 1.83
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 965 1.71
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 7 1,522 2.70
Jewish Other Judaism 7 4,400 7.82
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 399 0.71
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 387 0.69
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 138 0.25
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 92 0.16
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 280 0.50
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 143 0.25
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 100 0.18
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 106 0.19
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 68 0.12
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 494 0.88
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 125 0.22
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 74 0.13
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 369 0.66
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 21 0.04
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 156 0.28
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 15 0.03
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 45 0.08
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 500 0.89
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 6 0.01
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 117 0.21
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 136 0.24
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 196 0.35
Totals: 764 236,757  

The population of Vermont was 562,758 in 1990; in 1980 it was 511,456. The total population changed 10.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (236,757) included 42.1% 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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