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Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Religious Traditions, 2010

27,374 6,464 43,691 689 39,739 10,390 139,753
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 Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 733 3.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 594 2.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 2,095 8.8
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 8,469 35.6
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 587 2.5
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 21 37,317 156.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 519 2.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 164 0.7
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 158 0.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 120 0.5
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 23 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 873 3.7
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 2,095 8.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 430 1.8
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 191 0.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 241 1.0
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 2,949 12.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 2,090 8.8
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 2,135 9.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 2,517 10.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 42 20,055 84.3
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 99 0.4
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 114 0.5
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 1,300 5.5
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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4 1,450 6.1
Jewish Other Judaism 5 2,626 11.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 10 610 2.6
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 300 1.3
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 6,516 27.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 179 0.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 219 0.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 760 3.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 1,167 4.9
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 365 1.5
United Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 107 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 6,205 26.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 67 24,864 104.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 415 1.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 197 0.8
Totals: 296 131,891  

The population of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania was 237,813 in 1990; in 1980 it was 232,317. The total population changed 2.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (131,891) included 55.5% of the total population in 1990.

* 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.