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Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Religious Traditions, 2010

78,101 14,268 139,551 9,606 460,672 38,781 482,369
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox 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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 179 460,672 376.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 145 42,838 35.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 100 44,204 36.1
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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85 33,103 27.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 77 24,718 20.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 42 17,148 14.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 32 2,283 1.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 30 12,398 10.1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 24 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 22 6,375 5.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 21 4,104 3.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 19 7,780 6.4
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 19 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 18 6,171 5.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 3,253 2.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 1,612 1.3
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 15 2,400 2.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 1,704 1.4
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 12 3,365 2.8
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 12 3,700 3.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 10 4,370 3.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,167 1.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 10 5,822 4.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 3,715 3.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 947 0.8
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 894 0.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,451 1.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 2,990 2.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 796 0.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 687 0.6
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 6 8,483 6.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 1,927 1.6
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 898 0.7
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 5 1,523 1.2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 2,900 2.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 276 0.2
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 4 1,051 0.9
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 4 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 501 0.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 1,028 0.8
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 3 96 0.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 294 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 3 474 0.4
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 3 4,001 3.3
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 270 0.2
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 223 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 200 0.2
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 3 700 0.6
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 209 0.2
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 161 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 128 0.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 2,189 1.8
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 850 0.7
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,725 1.4
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 127 0.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 179 0.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 353 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 950 0.8
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 201 0.2
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 2 6,700 5.5
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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2 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 154 0.1
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 276 0.2
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 36 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 33 0.0
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 101 0.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 54 0.0
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 85 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 45 0.0
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 71 0.1
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 548 0.4
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.0
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 29 0.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 97 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 106 0.1
Totals: 1,148 740,979  

The population of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania was 1,223,348 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,281,666. The total population changed -4.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (740,979) included 60.6% 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 www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

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.