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Religious Traditions, 2010

66,211 12,440 88,742 323,325 21,910 185,469 887,776
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
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 80,018 56.02
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 36 25,700 17.99
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,300 0.91
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 25 3,365 2.36
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 107 295,040 206.57
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 674 0.47
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 50 0.04
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 1,311 0.92
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 51 0.04
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 2,754 1.93
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 79 0.06
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,455 1.02
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 920 0.64
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,210 0.85
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 233 0.16
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 531 0.37
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 355 0.25
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 115 0.08
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 42 26,859 18.81
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 2,720 1.90
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 16 5,660 3.96
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 138 0.10
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 611 0.43
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Holiness Church of God, Inc., The Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 40 0.03
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
0 0 0.00
Jewish Other Judaism 26 21,897 15.33
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 3,924 2.75
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 36 0.03
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 300 0.21
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 200 0.14
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 32 11,842 8.29
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 56 17,995 12.60
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 118 0.08
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,449 1.01
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,462 1.02
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 31 0.02
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 14 5,245 3.67
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 782 0.55
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 113 0.08
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 566 0.40
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 850 0.60
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 1,775 1.24
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 4,643 3.25
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 23 15,352 10.75
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 0 0.00
Totals: 492 539,769  

The population of New York County, New York was 1,428,285 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (539,769) included 37.8% 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 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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