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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Religious Traditions, 2010

114,439 56,766 102,627 11,276 378,561 80,599 781,738
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 114 378,561 248.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 86 58,161 38.1
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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179 48,950 32.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 40 39,540 25.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 128 33,026 21.6
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 57 31,317 20.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 49 12,273 8.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 51 10,514 6.9
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 14 9,426 6.2
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 18 9,250 6.1
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 29 9,226 6.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 40 9,135 6.0
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 23 8,181 5.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 52 6,813 4.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 9 6,803 4.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 22 5,604 3.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 5,362 3.5
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 16 5,296 3.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 3,845 2.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 3,675 2.4
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 4 3,612 2.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 3,482 2.3
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 3 3,340 2.2
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 3,000 2.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 2,800 1.8
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 2,781 1.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 2,692 1.8
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 6 2,182 1.4
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 1,668 1.1
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 1,548 1.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 8 1,493 1.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,440 0.9
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,400 0.9
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 4 1,342 0.9
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,302 0.9
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,200 0.8
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 1,100 0.7
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 10 794 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 778 0.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 773 0.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 732 0.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 9 732 0.5
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 642 0.4
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 641 0.4
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 4 602 0.4
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 600 0.4
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 558 0.4
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 500 0.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 435 0.3
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.3
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 363 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 360 0.2
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 350 0.2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 347 0.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 307 0.2
Georgian Orthodox Parishes in the United States Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 275 0.2
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 260 0.2
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 260 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 9 253 0.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 249 0.2
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 185 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 182 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 180 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 144 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 143 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 105 0.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 96 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 88 0.1
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 79 0.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 75 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 64 0.0
Schwenkfelder Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 60 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 52 0.0
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 50 0.0
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 48 0.0
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 42 0.0
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 41 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 21 0.0
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 12 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 0 ---
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 8 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 25 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 2 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 13 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 1,292 744,268  

The population of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania was 1,526,006 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,517,550. The total population changed 0.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (744,268) included 48.8% 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.


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