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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

46,888 4,144 82,604 404,341 9,215 32,501 337,136
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 94 433,832 491.56
Jewish Other Judaism 28 38,800 43.96
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 47 27,173 30.79
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 45 25,667 29.08
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 34 15,284 17.32
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 9 14,737 16.70
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 23 12,538 14.21
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 16 6,823 7.73
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 6,443 7.30
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 4,560 5.17
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 4,380 4.96
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 4,246 4.81
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 3,054 3.46
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 13 2,759 3.13
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,913 2.17
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,902 2.16
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 10 1,833 2.08
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,705 1.93
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,256 1.42
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 1,147 1.30
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 854 0.97
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 642 0.73
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 601 0.68
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.68
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 560 0.63
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 544 0.62
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 539 0.61
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 508 0.58
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 495 0.56
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 425 0.48
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 355 0.40
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 351 0.40
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 312 0.35
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 309 0.35
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 4 241 0.27
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 231 0.26
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 225 0.25
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 184 0.21
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 163 0.18
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 132 0.15
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 126 0.14
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 117 0.13
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 108 0.12
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 87 0.10
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 75 0.08
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 71 0.08
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 0.06
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 50 0.06
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 0 0.00
Buddhists Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 475 619,007  

The population of the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 882,567 in 2000; in 1990 it was 827,645. The total population changed 6.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (619,007) included 70.1% 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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