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Burlington-South Burlington, VT, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

9,512 13,177 58,278 100 4,108 126,086
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 39 58,278 275.86
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 32 5,067 23.98
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 3,943 18.66
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 3,753 17.76
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 12 2,146 10.16
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
12 2,074 9.82
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 13 1,655 7.83
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,124 5.32
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,064 5.04
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 856 4.05
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 824 3.90
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 570 2.70
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 556 2.63
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 385 1.82
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 356 1.69
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 354 1.68
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 334 1.58
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 300 1.42
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 185 0.88
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 5 148 0.70
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 138 0.65
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 102 0.48
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.47
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 99 0.47
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 99 0.47
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 98 0.46
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 92 0.44
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 86 0.41
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 80 0.38
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 79 0.37
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 66 0.31
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.28
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 52 0.25
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 27 0.13
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 25 0.12
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 0.00
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 190 85,175  

The population of the Burlington-South Burlington, VT, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 211,261 in 2010; in 2000 it was 198,889. The total population changed 6.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (85,175) included 40.3% 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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