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Religious Traditions, 2010

6,758 4,065 7,077 160 4,164 63,355
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 2 7,077 82.70
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 417 4.87
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 694 8.11
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 55 0.64
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 7 0.08
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 319 3.73
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 39 0.46
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 334 3.90
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 162 1.89
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 30 0.35
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 323 3.77
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 63 0.74
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 634 7.41
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 75 0.88
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
9 2,201 25.72
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 120 1.40
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 217 2.54
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 265 3.10
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 758 8.86
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 45 0.53
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 343 4.01
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 656 7.67
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 411 4.80
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 32 0.37
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,039 12.14
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 409 4.78
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 1,175 13.73
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.93
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.93
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 210 2.45
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 3 149 1.74
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 89 1.04
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 2,892 33.79
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 77 0.90
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 3.60
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 434 5.07
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 5 0.06
Totals: 84 22,224  

The population of Benton County, Oregon was 85,579 in 2010; in 2000 it was 78,153. The total population changed 9.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (22,224) included 26.0% 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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