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Religious Traditions, 2010

84,683 40,630 47,425 677,520 35,765 216,495 1,128,204
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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 28,085 12.59
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 1,628 0.73
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 505 0.23
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 10 951 0.43
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 8 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 238 0.11
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 18 7,261 3.25
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 357 0.16
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 1,605 0.72
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 100 677,520 303.72
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 59 13,989 6.27
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 1,374 0.62
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 22 3,585 1.61
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 266 0.12
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 187 0.08
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 468 0.21
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 2,262 1.01
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 477 0.21
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 1,985 0.89
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 1,057 0.47
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 167 0.07
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 77 0.03
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 100 0.04
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 118 0.05
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 52 0.02
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 257 0.12
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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4 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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2 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 187 0.08
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 42 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 24 2,686 1.20
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 46 0.02
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 186 0.08
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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129 33,325 14.94
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 150 0.07
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 15 0.01
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.05
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,165 0.52
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,473 0.66
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 74 0.03
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 45 13,507 6.05
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 50 4,694 2.10
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 214 0.10
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 355 0.16
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 76 0.03
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 33 12,003 5.38
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 206 0.09
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 28 9,241 4.14
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 34 7,210 3.23
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 39 0.02
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 258 0.12
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 333 0.15
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 35 5,092 2.28
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 3,445 1.54
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 2,666 1.20
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 27 6,932 3.11
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,000 0.90
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.13
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 3,425 1.54
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 24,250 10.87
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 45 0.02
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.22
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,100 0.49
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 950 0.43
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 15 0.01
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 2,950 1.32
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.03
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 170 0.08
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 26 12,957 5.81
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 2 1,381 0.62
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 3 548 0.25
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 14 10,463 4.69
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 12 6,235 2.80
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 13 2,756 1.24
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 14 2,364 1.06
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 40 0.02
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 18 16,775 7.52
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 21 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 57 81,456 36.52
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 110 80,000 35.86
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 3 1,375 0.62
Sikh Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 67 0.03
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 78 0.03
Totals: 1,306 1,102,518  

The population of Queens County, New York was 2,230,722 in 2010; in 2000 it was 2,229,379. The total population changed 0.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,102,518) included 49.4% 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 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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