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Centre County, Pennsylvania

Religious Traditions, 2010

11,664 171 23,997 229 19,203 2,510 96,216
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 1 171 1.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 8 19,203 124.7
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 1,764 11.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,503 9.8
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 91 0.6
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 2,185 14.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,502 9.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 115 0.7
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 580 3.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 30 0.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 195 1.3
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 960 6.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 150 1.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 109 0.7
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 32 0.2
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 151 1.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 120 0.8
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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11 1,355 8.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 273 1.8
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 132 0.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 36 0.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 74 0.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 30 0.2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 277 1.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 888 5.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 1,344 8.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 18 6,548 42.5
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 255 1.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 2,083 13.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 1,781 11.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 46 11,098 72.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 229 1.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 37 0.2
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,212 7.9
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 400 2.6
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 529 3.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 332 2.2
Totals: 192 57,774  

The population of Centre County, Pennsylvania was 153,990 in 2010; in 2000 it was 135,758. The total population changed 13.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (57,774) included 37.5% 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.