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Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Religious Traditions, 2010

17,794 156 54,336 2,200 81,456 2,817 138,976
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
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 41 22,787 76.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 28 12,443 41.8
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 25 81,456 273.6
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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19 5,389 18.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 6,427 21.6
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 4,651 15.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,600 5.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 4,601 15.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 2,371 8.0
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 7 --- ---
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,069 3.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 422 1.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,682 5.6
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,098 3.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 857 2.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 230 0.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 904 3.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 417 1.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 980 3.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 171 0.6
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 58 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 163 0.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 144 0.5
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 861 2.9
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,600 5.4
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 72 0.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 84 0.3
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 701 2.4
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 57 0.2
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 668 2.2
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 42 0.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 158 0.5
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 450 1.5
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 4 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 152 0.5
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 1,018 3.4
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 400 1.3
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 1,008 3.4
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 350 1.2
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 0 ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 58 0.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.4
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 151 0.5
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 340 1.1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 302 1.0
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 4 0.0
Totals: 255 158,759  

The population of Northampton County, Pennsylvania was 297,735 in 2010; in 2000 it was 267,066. The total population changed 11.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (158,759) included 53.3% 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.