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