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Sullivan County (New York)

Religious Traditions, 2010

1,399 0 4,947 15,352 60 9,817 45,972
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
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 430 5.55
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 16 0.21
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 2 328 4.23
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 3 532 6.86
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 21 15,352 197.97
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 45 0.58
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 136 1.75
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 189 2.44
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 140 1.81
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 68 0.88
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 178 2.30
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 566 7.30
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 242 3.12
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 18 0.23
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 0 0.00
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 274 3.53
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 2 1,083 13.97
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 3,044 39.25
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
1 150 1.93
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 11 3,700 47.71
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 443 5.71
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 554 7.14
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 445 5.74
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 106 1.37
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 60 0.77
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 1.16
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.77
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 29 0.37
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 157 2.02
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 23 3,140 40.49
Totals: 116 31,575  

The population of Sullivan County, New York was 77,547 in 2010; in 2000 it was 73,966. The total population changed 4.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (31,575) included 40.7% 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 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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