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Ulster County (New York)

Religious Traditions, 2010

4,104 1,064 15,311 50,256 150 4,262 107,346
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 23 62,174 349.79
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 27 6,131 34.49
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 30 6,058 34.08
Jewish Other Judaism 7 5,900 33.19
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 9 3,245 18.26
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 1,725 9.70
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 562 3.16
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 500 2.81
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 484 2.72
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 428 2.41
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 303 1.70
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 264 1.49
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 200 1.13
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 194 1.09
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 183 1.03
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 182 1.02
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 178 1.00
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 175 0.98
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 156 0.88
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 145 0.82
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 144 0.81
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 138 0.78
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 135 0.76
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 85 0.48
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 77 0.43
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 66 0.37
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 65 0.37
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 45 0.25
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 24 0.14
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 24 0.14
Buddhists Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Totals: 157 89,990  

The population of Ulster County, New York was 177,749 in 2000; in 1990 it was 165,304. The total population changed 7.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (89,990) included 50.6% of the total population in 2000.

* 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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