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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 16 39,739 148.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 52 18,666 69.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 36 12,683 47.3
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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48 9,513 35.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 4,382 16.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 3,763 14.0
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 2,831 10.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 2,540 9.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 2,486 9.3
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 4 2,356 8.8
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,964 7.3
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 1,818 6.8
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 1,781 6.6
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 1,742 6.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,682 6.3
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,615 6.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,511 5.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 1,469 5.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,422 5.3
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 1,341 5.0
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 1,016 3.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 972 3.6
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 958 3.6
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 921 3.4
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 862 3.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 814 3.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 719 2.7
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 2 670 2.5
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 618 2.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 602 2.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 601 2.2
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 456 1.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 401 1.5
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 355 1.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 263 1.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 260 1.0
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 249 0.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 245 0.9
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 183 0.7
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 182 0.7
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 161 0.6
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 155 0.6
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 154 0.6
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 136 0.5
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 124 0.5
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 117 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 115 0.4
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 102 0.4
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.4
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.3
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 87 0.3
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 60 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 59 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 40 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 38 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 35 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 35 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 8 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 5 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 364 128,347  

The population of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania was 268,100 in 2010; in 2000 it was 251,798. The total population changed 6.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (128,347) included 47.9% 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.