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Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Religious Traditions, 2010

54,215 3,190 103,475 2,945 301,220 43,532 291,297
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 6 1,132 1.4
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 29 11,617 14.5
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.5
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,000 1.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 3,433 4.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 127 0.2
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,064 1.3
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 --- ---
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 4 694 0.9
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 36 0.0
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 55 301,220 376.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 159 0.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 80 0.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 63 0.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 35 0.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 217 0.3
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 121 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 8 3,098 3.9
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 981 1.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 3,409 4.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 396 0.5
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 686 0.9
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 11 14,804 18.5
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 500 0.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 35 13,389 16.7
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 771 1.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 188 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 65 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 47 37,708 47.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 510 0.6
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 31 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 316 0.4
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 11 1,413 1.8
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 5 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 770 1.0
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 1,742 2.2
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 112 0.1
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 12 0.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 2 115 0.1
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 764 1.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 188 0.2
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 7 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 110 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 23 4,986 6.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 4 3,252 4.1
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 1,816 2.3
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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79 25,381 31.7
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 275 0.3
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 8 4,440 5.6
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 513 0.6
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 29 12,748 15.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 2,919 3.6
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 121 0.2
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 594 0.7
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 9 14,334 17.9
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 243 0.3
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 53 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 389 0.5
Schwenkfelder Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 2,635 3.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 9 1,329 1.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 2,346 2.9
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 113 0.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 33 11,946 14.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 29 14,331 17.9
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 168 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 110 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 59 0.1
Totals: 633 508,577  

The population of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was 799,874 in 2010; in 2000 it was 750,097. The total population changed 6.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (508,577) included 63.6% 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.