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Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Religious Traditions, 2010

12,502 118 31,734 1,667 138,000 5,134 131,763
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 68 138,000 430.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 55 13,647 42.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 26 8,813 27.5
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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31 4,046 12.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 3,251 10.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 3,150 9.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 2,780 8.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 10 1,755 5.5
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 1,626 5.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,184 3.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,111 3.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 1,088 3.4
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,045 3.3
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 2 960 3.0
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 890 2.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 884 2.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 611 1.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 526 1.6
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 489 1.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 359 1.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 324 1.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 315 1.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 290 0.9
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 260 0.8
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.8
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 231 0.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 191 0.6
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 165 0.5
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 127 0.4
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 118 0.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 111 0.3
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 104 0.3
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 75 0.2
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 41 0.1
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 39 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 37 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 35 0.1
Georgian Orthodox Parishes in the United States Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 35 0.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 33 0.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 26 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 24 0.1
American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 6 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 355 189,155  

The population of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania was 320,918 in 2010; in 2000 it was 319,250. The total population changed 0.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (189,155) included 58.9% 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.