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Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Religious Traditions, 2010

30,598 605 44,228 1,241 36,186 11,324 111,224
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 8 36,186 153.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 49 19,511 82.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 27 13,809 58.7
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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27 7,075 30.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 6,033 25.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 5,637 23.9
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 4,817 20.5
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 4,500 19.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 2,780 11.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 2,430 10.3
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 4 2,326 9.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,275 9.7
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 2,025 8.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 1,750 7.4
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 1,315 5.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 1,149 4.9
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,000 4.2
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 940 4.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 862 3.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 710 3.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 677 2.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 660 2.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 564 2.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 490 2.1
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 436 1.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 433 1.8
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 415 1.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 412 1.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 386 1.6
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 356 1.5
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 348 1.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 278 1.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 221 0.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 211 0.9
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 190 0.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 153 0.6
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 127 0.5
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 114 0.5
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 105 0.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 97 0.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 92 0.4
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 64 0.3
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 59 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 53 0.2
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 52 0.2
Reformed Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 28 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 18 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 13 0.1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 15 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 288 124,182  

The population of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania was 235,406 in 2010; in 2000 it was 213,674. The total population changed 10.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (124,182) included 52.8% 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.