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Erie County, Pennsylvania

Religious Traditions, 2010

23,687 2,423 32,928 815 93,998 4,429 122,286
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
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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23 4,856 17.3
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 11 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 290 1.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 10 2,494 8.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 128 0.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 190 0.7
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,230 4.4
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 1,449 5.2
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 242 0.9
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 36 0.1
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 379 1.4
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 40 93,998 335.0
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.4
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 1.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 130 0.5
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 25 0.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.5
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 10 1,410 5.0
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 155 0.6
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 188 0.7
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 175 0.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 3,910 13.9
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 163 0.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 958 3.4
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 15 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 4,176 14.9
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 119 0.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 481 1.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,525 5.4
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 158 0.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 166 0.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 22 7,595 27.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 805 2.9
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 72 0.3
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 298 1.1
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 83 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 100 0.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 44 15,448 55.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 25 0.1
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 57 0.2
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 72 0.3
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 1,826 6.5
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 4,533 16.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 706 2.5
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 362 1.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 597 2.1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 5,534 19.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 99 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 319 1.1
Totals: 312 158,280  

The population of Erie County, Pennsylvania was 280,566 in 2010; in 2000 it was 280,843. The total population changed -0.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (158,280) included 56.4% 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.