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