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Chelan County (Washington)

Religious Traditions, 2010

13,576 4,729 13,500 2,974 37,674
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic 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
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 252 3.48
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,583 21.85
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 55 0.76
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 3 13,500 186.33
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 46 0.63
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 26 0.36
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 7 2,777 38.33
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 289 3.99
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,233 17.02
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 338 4.67
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 268 3.70
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 316 4.36
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 135 1.86
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 62 0.86
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 1,118 15.43
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,086 14.99
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 1,057 14.59
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 0.00
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 336 4.64
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
11 4,776 65.92
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 758 10.46
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 260 3.59
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 1,031 14.23
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 1,048 14.46
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 142 1.96
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 83 1.15
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 2,204 30.42
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 96 34,779  

The population of Chelan County, Washington was 72,453 in 2010; in 2000 it was 66,616. The total population changed 8.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (34,779) included 48.0% 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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