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Thurston County (Washington)

Religious Traditions, 2010

28,471 10,497 18,526 110 15,334 179,326
Evangelical 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 % Change
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +5 +4691 +77.1%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 +1938 +172.7%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +1121 +29.2%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism +2 +727 +4.1%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +1 +580 +66.4%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +1 +316 +105.3%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 +228 +23%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 0 +187 +15.6%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +1 +145 +70.7%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness +1 +98 +78.4%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 0 +92 +122.7%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 +70 +23.7%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 +64 +142.2%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 +59 +11.3%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 +40 +24.7%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups -1 +37 +20.6%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 +27 +14.7%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 +26 +24.1%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist -2 +3 +1.1%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 -10 -26.3%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 -10 -3.4%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 0 -20 -1.9%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 -30 -16.7%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -65 -14.3%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 -70 -2.1%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 -89 -25%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 0 -94 -51.4%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 -97 -48.7%
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +3 -192 -13.5%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 -192 -24.7%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 0 -221 -42.3%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 -256 -68.4%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -1 -341 -9.5%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 0 -365 -26.6%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -433 -26.6%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 -2619 -79.9%
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 --- ---
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: +10 +5345 +10%

The population of Thurston County, Washington was 207,355 in 2000; in 1990 it was 161,238. The total population changed 28.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (56,763) included 27.4% of the total population in 2000.

The population of Thurston County, Washington was 252,264 in 2010; in 2000 it was 207,355. The total population changed 21.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (72,938) included 28.9% 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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