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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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 17 41,449 164.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 60 21,674 86.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 40 16,551 65.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 5,910 23.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 5,604 22.3
Jewish Other Judaism 5 5,000 19.9
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 3,268 13.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 3,201 12.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 2,485 9.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 2,186 8.7
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 1,827 7.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 1,768 7.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 1,569 6.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,518 6.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 1,190 4.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,168 4.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 796 3.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 795 3.2
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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2 680 2.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 615 2.4
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 2.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 582 2.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 556 2.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 517 2.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 480 1.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 385 1.5
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 368 1.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 286 1.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 245 1.0
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 220 0.9
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 166 0.7
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 154 0.6
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 134 0.5
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 130 0.5
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 129 0.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 128 0.5
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 109 0.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 99 0.4
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 79 0.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 45 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 29 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 275 124,745  

The population of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania was 251,798 in 2000; in 1990 it was 237,813. The total population changed 5.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (124,745) included 49.5% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.