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