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Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Religious Traditions, 2010

29,487 403 61,154 777 321,963 16,159 195,306
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 41 321,963 514.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 39 19,148 30.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 33 16,238 26.0
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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38 13,716 21.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 10,112 16.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 7,033 11.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 5,417 8.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 18 3,951 6.3
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 4 3,270 5.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 12 3,200 5.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 3 3,181 5.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 2,026 3.2
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 14 1,927 3.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,535 2.5
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 3 1,482 2.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,399 2.2
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 1,365 2.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,231 2.0
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 5 1,179 1.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 1,063 1.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 967 1.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 893 1.4
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 5 735 1.2
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 660 1.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 655 1.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 500 0.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 470 0.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 449 0.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 414 0.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 380 0.6
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 366 0.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 345 0.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 335 0.5
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 265 0.4
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 256 0.4
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 250 0.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 222 0.4
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 161 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 147 0.2
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 119 0.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 100 0.2
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 97 0.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 87 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 84 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 83 0.1
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 78 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 60 0.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.1
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 57 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 41 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 37 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 31 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 13 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 10 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 394 429,943  

The population of Bucks County, Pennsylvania was 625,249 in 2010; in 2000 it was 597,635. The total population changed 4.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (429,943) included 68.8% 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.