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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
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 8,722 6.5
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 36 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 41 13,140 9.8
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 1,392 1.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 6,337 4.7
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 265 0.2
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 34,787 26.0
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 105 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 254 695,911 520.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 18 2,922 2.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 8 979 0.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 959 0.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 25 4,709 3.5
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 9 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 464 0.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 507 0.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 42 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 2,049 1.5
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 436 0.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 1,584 1.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 858 0.6
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 60 0.0
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 42 0.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 241 0.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 38 15,167 11.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 927 0.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 103 37,002 27.7
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 496 0.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 80 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 317 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 306 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 4,800 3.6
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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4 2,600 1.9
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 43 26,816 20.1
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 42 0.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 29 6,985 5.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 96 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 615 0.5
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 365 0.3
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 10 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 171 75,242 56.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,899 1.4
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 473 0.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 811 0.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 398 0.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,703 1.3
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 5 1,208 0.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 3,431 2.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 124 54,527 40.8
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 366 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 117 0.1
Totals: 1,088 1,013,336  

The population of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania was 1,336,449 in 1990; in 1980 it was 1,450,085. The total population changed -7.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,013,336) included 75.8% of the total population in 1990.

* 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.