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Pennsylvania

Denominational Groups, 2000

706,904 2,131,472 81,864 3,802,524 393,584 5,164,706
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 2,568 722,871 60.8
Catholic Church Catholic 1,854 3,675,250 309.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 1,390 682,111 57.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 1,122 388,774 32.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 796 284,275 23.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 437 113,025 9.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 403 138,152 11.6
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 376 55,596 4.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 352 74,616 6.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 259 37,006 3.1
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 257 329,651 27.7
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 248 57,368 4.8
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 205 30,550 2.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 156 26,626 2.2
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 154 21,642 1.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 141 10,754 0.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 133 26,307 2.2
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant 132 29,581 2.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 127 18,579 1.6
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 120 6,397 0.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 120 24,782 2.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 95 12,694 1.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 94 12,982 1.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 92 23,850 2.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 92 11,937 1.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 90 12,081 1.0
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 85 n.a. n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 83 24,488 2.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 82 15,842 1.3
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 81 8,163 0.7
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 74 12,496 1.1
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant 74 n.a. n.a.
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 69 17,619 1.5
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 64 n.a. n.a.
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant 56 1,459 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 54 28,041 2.4
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 53 n.a. n.a.
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 49 9,566 0.8
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 46 5,155 0.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 46 2,011 0.2
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant 46 5,267 0.4
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant 39 7,954 0.7
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 36 20,185 1.7
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 35 n.a. n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 35 6,455 0.5
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox 34 7,453 0.6
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 32 3,121 0.3
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 31 3,282 0.3
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 26 11,724 1.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 18 2,172 0.2
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 17 2,089 0.2
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 16 3,188 0.3
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant 16 1,290 0.1
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 16 20,500 1.7
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 15 1,915 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 12 1,016 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 11 571 0.1
United Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 11 770 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 10 1,796 0.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 9 3,991 0.3
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 9 n.a. n.a.
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 7 1,076 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 6 758 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 6 592 0.1
Old Order River Brethren Evangelical Protestant 5 442 0.0
Schwenkfelder Church Evangelical Protestant 5 3,031 0.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 4 430 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 4 n.a. n.a.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 4 374 0.0
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 3 588 0.1
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant 3 161 0.0
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 3 n.a. n.a.
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant 3 151 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 3 142 0.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 2 46 0.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 2 171 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 2 70 0.0
Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant 2 118 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox 2 n.a. n.a.
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 2 450 0.0
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 2 261 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 2 791 0.1
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant 1 94 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 265 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant 1 255 0.0
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 1 500 0.0
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 24 0.0
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant 1 21 0.0
General Six Principle Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 25 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 1 7,500 0.6
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 1 7 0.0
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 215,320 18.1
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 13,284 7,290,699  
The population of these counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 11,881,643. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (7,290,699) include 61.4% of the total population in 1990.

Source

The 1990 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 132 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Martin B. Bradley, Norman M. Green, Jr., Dale E. Jones, Mac Lynn, and Lou McNeil supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1990, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2000 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of approximately 8 (8.1) in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County are Episcopalian.