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Lawrence County, Pennsylvania

Religious Traditions, 2010

11,739 738 13,990 761 25,113 1,154 37,613
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 10 25,113 275.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 35 7,816 85.8
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
18 4,647 51.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 4,232 46.5
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 10 1,447 15.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 1,333 14.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,039 11.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 967 10.6
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 812 8.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 5 498 5.5
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 480 5.3
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 433 4.8
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 388 4.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 1 379 4.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 375 4.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 327 3.6
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 296 3.2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 279 3.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 230 2.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 226 2.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 198 2.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 178 2.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 175 1.9
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 158 1.7
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 1.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 146 1.6
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 121 1.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 113 1.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 107 1.2
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 98 1.1
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 95 1.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 84 0.9
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 77 0.8
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 74 0.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 63 0.7
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 59 0.6
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 41 0.5
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 40 0.4
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 38 0.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 32 0.4
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 31 0.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1 30 0.3
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 29 0.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 26 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 15 0.2
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 164 53,495  

The population of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania was 91,108 in 2010; in 2000 it was 94,643. The total population changed -3.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (53,495) included 58.7% 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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.

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