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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 17 44,000 297.45
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 11 7,279 49.21
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 6,643 44.91
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 3,545 23.96
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 949 6.42
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 871 5.89
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 7 804 5.44
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 664 4.49
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 650 4.39
Jewish Other Judaism 1 646 4.37
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 308 2.08
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 174 1.18
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 145 0.98
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 125 0.85
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 116 0.78
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 97 0.66
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 90 0.61
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 82 0.55
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 82 0.55
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 70 0.47
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 48 0.32
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 42 0.28
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 0 40 0.27
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
0 0 0.00
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Totals: 92 67,470  

The population of the Barnstable Town, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 147,925 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (67,470) included 45.6% of the total population in 1980.

* 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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