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Barnstable Town, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

5,281 18,165 86,370 810 4,734 100,528
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 18 86,370 400.07
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 5,423 25.12
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 12 5,400 25.01
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 4,270 19.78
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,633 7.56
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
10 1,579 7.31
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,569 7.27
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 11 1,374 6.36
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 7 1,332 6.17
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 1,089 5.04
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 723 3.35
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 616 2.85
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 419 1.94
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 411 1.90
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 360 1.67
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 1.16
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 214 0.99
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.93
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 193 0.89
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 6 190 0.88
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 185 0.86
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 180 0.83
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 163 0.76
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 154 0.71
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 140 0.65
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 2 126 0.58
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 112 0.52
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 106 0.49
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 102 0.47
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 100 0.46
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 88 0.41
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 74 0.34
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 65 0.30
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.28
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 37 0.17
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 25 0.12
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 24 0.11
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 4 0.02
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 5 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 5 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 167 115,360  

The population of the Barnstable Town, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 215,888 in 2010; in 2000 it was 222,230. The total population changed -2.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (115,360) included 53.4% 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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