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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 % Change
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +106 +19,650 79.3%
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant +101 -5,210 -17.1%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +22 +9,537 12.8%
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox +22 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +20 +4,981 41.7%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +19 +6,544 26.7%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +18 +21,990 269.4%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +18 +8,511 68.1%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +15 +22,807 113.0%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +12 +5,508 34.8%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +10 -21,641 -15.7%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant +9 +2,442 412.5%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +9 +5,707 59.7%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant +8 +3,636 28.0%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +4 n.a. n.a.
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +4 +608 59.8%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant +3 +904 50.3%
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox +3 n.a. n.a.
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant +2 +1,050 4.9%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +2 +272 34.4%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +2 -237 -2.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +2 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant +2 -787 -19.7%
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox +1 +1,199 16.1%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +1 -117 -44.2%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant +1 -604 -28.9%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant +1 +1,731 13.6%
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +1 -6,572 -32.1%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +1 +323 5.0%
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 0 +13 18.6%
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 0 -6,450 -86.0%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 +219 6.9%
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 0 +175 9.1%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 0 +97 56.7%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 0 +97 25.9%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 0 +866 3.3%
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 0 -16 -1.5%
General Six Principle Baptists Evangelical Protestant 0 0 0.0%
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 0 -1,631 -13.9%
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant 0 +32 152.4%
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant -1 -394 -27.0%
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant -1 +51 1.6%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant -1 -67 -15.6%
Old Order River Brethren Evangelical Protestant -1 +35 7.9%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant -1 -67 -47.2%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -2 +19,833 17.5%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant -2 +89 15.6%
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant -2 -2,598 -49.3%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant -2 -227 -29.9%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant -3 -1,217 -56.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -4 -657 -6.1%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant -4 -2,835 -11.9%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant -5 +8,920 24.1%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -5 -2,369 -9.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant -5 +46 2.3%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -7 -1,786 -10.1%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant -7 -238 -7.3%
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox -7 n.a. n.a.
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant -10 -1,813 -9.8%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant -12 -4,684 -8.2%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant -21 +344 5.4%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -39 -64,060 -16.5%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant -47 -70,198 -10.3%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant -57 -7,381 -13.3%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology -60 -46,651 -14.2%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -61 -42,431 -14.9%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -126 -63,521 -8.8%
Catholic Church Catholic -230 +127,274 3.5%
  Totals: -304 -80,968 -1.2%

The population of these 67 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 11,881,643; in 2000 it was 12,281,054. The total population changed 3.4%. The adherent totals for 1990 (7,290,699) represent 61.4% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (7,116,348) include 57.9% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 63 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 63 groups had 6,996,902 adherents in 1990 and 6,915,934 adherents in 2000, for a change of -1.2%

Sources

The 2000 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and includes statistics for 149 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Dale E. Jones, Sherri Doty, Clifford Grammich, James E. Horsch, Richard Houseal, Mac Lynn, John P. Marcum, Kenneth M. Sanchagrin and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Religious Congregations & Membership in the United States, 2000, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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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