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Hampden County (Massachusetts)

Religious Traditions, 2010

19,438 2,491 21,962 223,685 3,406 9,140 183,368
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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 211 0.48
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 514 1.16
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 20 7,482 16.89
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 221 0.50
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 61 0.14
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 236 0.53
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 84 238,816 539.07
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 93 0.21
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 13 6,341 14.31
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 185 0.42
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 27 0.06
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 552 1.25
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 39 0.09
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 960 2.17
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 25 0.06
Jewish Other Judaism 4 2,121 4.79
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 618 1.39
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 469 1.06
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 2,462 5.56
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 2,063 4.66
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 276 0.62
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 341 0.77
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 325 0.73
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 18 5,998 13.54
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 0 40 0.09
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,891 4.27
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 327 0.74
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 596 1.35
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 573 1.29
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 37 16,853 38.04
Totals: 226 290,716  

The population of Hampden County, Massachusetts was 443,018 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (290,716) included 65.6% of the total population in 1980.

* 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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