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Religious Traditions, 2010

5,366 180 12,950 25,433 750 878 62,374
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
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 50 0.53
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 1,488 15.65
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 352 3.70
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 62 0.65
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 147 1.55
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 13 25,161 264.57
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 1,533 16.12
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 227 2.39
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 92 0.97
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 81 0.85
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 189 1.99
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 195 2.05
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 1 2,482 26.10
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 828 8.71
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 736 7.74
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 939 9.87
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 17 6,639 69.81
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 243 2.56
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 71 0.75
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 2,200 23.13
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,813 29.58
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,676 17.62
Totals: 88 48,204  

The population of Ontario County, New York was 95,101 in 1990; in 1980 it was 88,909. The total population changed 7.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (48,204) included 50.7% 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 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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