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Monroe County (New York)

Religious Traditions, 2010

60,385 9,459 53,463 191,112 2,038 28,550 399,337
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 78 233,718 327.35
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 34 18,015 25.23
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 33 15,521 21.74
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 31 15,938 22.32
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 22 10,395 14.56
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 19 12,210 17.10
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 7,330 10.27
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 4,520 6.33
Jewish Other Judaism 14 16,382 22.95
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 14 8,459 11.85
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,624 2.27
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 7 2,641 3.70
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,518 2.13
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 411 0.58
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 1,769 2.48
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 554 0.78
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,412 1.98
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 992 1.39
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 4 --- ---
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
4 2,770 3.88
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,259 1.76
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,425 2.00
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 1,338 1.87
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 322 0.45
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 338 0.47
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 188 0.26
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 103 0.14
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 744 1.04
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 193 0.27
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 400 0.56
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 276 0.39
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 1,253 1.75
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 51 0.07
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 67 0.09
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 60 0.08
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 70 0.10
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 172 0.24
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 75 0.11
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 161 0.23
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 25 0.04
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 58 0.08
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 17,414 24.39
Totals: 376 382,171  

The population of Monroe County, New York was 713,968 in 1990; in 1980 it was 702,238. The total population changed 1.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (382,171) included 53.5% 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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