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Potter County, Pennsylvania

Religious Traditions, 2010

2,154   2,270   1,876   11,157
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
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 388 21.5
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 44 2.4
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 6 2,124 117.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 417 23.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1 25 1.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1 25 1.4
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 230 12.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 521 28.8
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 140 7.7
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 435 24.1
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 400 22.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 68 3.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 271 15.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 105 5.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 1,517 83.9
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Totals: 46 6,710  

The population of Potter County, Pennsylvania was 18,080 in 2000; in 1990 it was 16,717. The total population changed 8.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (6,710) included 37.1% of the total population in 2000.

* 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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