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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Religious Traditions, 2010

122,957 2,163 71,573 1,600 51,292 5,536 264,324
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 18 47,161 100.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 75 31,483 66.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 45 26,516 56.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 105 19,740 41.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 32 14,122 30.0
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 122 11,590 24.6
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 23 10,171 21.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 7,923 16.8
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 33 7,668 16.3
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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7 6,400 13.6
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 16 4,432 9.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 10 3,903 8.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 3,651 7.8
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 3,229 6.9
Jewish Other Judaism 3 3,000 6.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 2,714 5.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 2,619 5.6
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 25 2,507 5.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 2,221 4.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 2,039 4.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,755 3.7
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 1,350 2.9
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 1,305 2.8
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 1,230 2.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,154 2.5
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 1,039 2.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 888 1.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 792 1.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 775 1.6
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 629 1.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 606 1.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 585 1.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 556 1.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 541 1.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 265 0.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 232 0.5
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 189 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 160 0.3
Old Order River Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 142 0.3
Reformed Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 105 0.2
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 85 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 68 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 64 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 52 0.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 27 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 19 0.0
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 13 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Buddhists Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Canadian and American Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
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 --- --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Maranatha Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Unaffiliated Conservative Amish Mennonite Church* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
United Zion Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Totals: 662 227,775  

The population of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania was 470,658 in 2000; in 1990 it was 422,822. The total population changed 11.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (227,775) included 48.4% 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.