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Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Religious Traditions, 2010

7,719 177 37,489 735 40,814 1,346 60,009
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 43 40,814 275.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 47 19,236 129.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 40 9,517 64.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 44 7,345 49.5
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 2,632 17.7
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
13 1,837 12.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 879 5.9
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 812 5.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 659 4.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 527 3.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 468 3.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 410 2.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 298 2.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 286 1.9
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 278 1.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 275 1.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 264 1.8
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 264 1.8
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 258 1.7
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 1.7
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 223 1.5
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 177 1.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 128 0.9
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 124 0.8
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 75 0.5
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 69 0.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1 59 0.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 52 0.4
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 35 0.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 17 0.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1 5 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 4 0.0
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 3 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 0 ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 6 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 5 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 283 88,280  

The population of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania was 148,289 in 2010; in 2000 it was 150,336. The total population changed -1.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (88,280) included 59.5% 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 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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