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Religious Traditions, 2010

58,752 17,404 55,886 550 30,823 366,295
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
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 30 13,312 42.73
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 4,743 15.22
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 1,875 6.02
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 10 39,560 126.98
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 5,016 16.10
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 2,358 7.57
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,308 4.20
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 8 5,368 17.23
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 1,359 4.36
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 3,233 10.38
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 2,516 8.08
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 2,127 6.83
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,101 3.53
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 7,317 23.49
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 575 1.85
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 2,004 6.43
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,824 5.85
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,408 4.52
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 4 --- ---
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 456 1.46
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
3 2,200 7.06
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 491 1.58
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 250 0.80
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 53 0.17
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 117 0.38
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 20 0.06
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 168 0.54
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 166 0.53
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 1,200 3.85
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 61 0.20
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 12 0.04
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 187 0.60
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 24 0.08
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 148 0.48
Jewish Other Judaism 0 1,976 6.34
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 560 1.80
Totals: 202 105,093  

The population of Washington County, Oregon was 311,554 in 1990; in 1980 it was 245,808. The total population changed 26.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (105,093) included 33.7% of the total population in 1990.

* 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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