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Flagstaff, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

10,785 171 3,756 6,750 150 18,297 94,512
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
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 23 10,902 112.87
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 8 6,784 70.23
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 2,955 30.59
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,599 16.55
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,232 12.75
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 998 10.33
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 913 9.45
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 788 8.16
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 506 5.24
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 498 5.16
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 382 3.95
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 350 3.62
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 339 3.51
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 325 3.36
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 308 3.19
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 285 2.95
Jewish Other Judaism 0 250 2.59
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 245 2.54
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 121 1.25
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 68 0.70
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 67 0.69
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 66 0.68
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 62 0.64
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 58 0.60
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 48 0.50
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 46 0.48
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 45 0.47
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 41 0.42
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 37 0.38
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 23 0.24
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 20 0.21
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 20 0.21
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 17 0.18
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Totals: 121 30,398  

The population of the Flagstaff, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 96,591 in 1990; in 1980 it was 75,008. The total population changed 28.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (30,398) included 31.5% 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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