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Glens Falls, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

4,502 113 11,137 28,127 140 1,465 83,439
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 20 28,127 218.17
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 34 5,404 41.92
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 2,074 16.09
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 16 1,868 14.49
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 15 1,564 12.13
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
10 1,235 9.58
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 816 6.33
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 735 5.70
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 607 4.71
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 605 4.69
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 329 2.55
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 280 2.17
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 273 2.12
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 266 2.06
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 240 1.86
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 155 1.20
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 144 1.12
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 140 1.09
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 113 0.88
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 110 0.85
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 96 0.74
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 85 0.66
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 73 0.57
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 58 0.45
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 47 0.36
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 26 0.20
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 14 0.11
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 5 --- ---
Totals: 160 45,484  

The population of the Glens Falls, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 128,923 in 2010; in 2000 it was 124,345. The total population changed 3.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (45,484) included 35.3% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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