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Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

Religious Traditions, 2010

26,600 1,320 67,009 2,036 121,691 1,164 145,349
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 6 664 1.8
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 117 0.3
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 16 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 1,550 4.2
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 165 0.5
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,086 3.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,937 5.3
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 24 0.1
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 375 1.0
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 59 121,691 333.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 3,011 8.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 2 721 2.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 9 2,709 7.4
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 475 1.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 69 0.2
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 422 1.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 646 1.8
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 1,065 2.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 544 1.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 5 361 1.0
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,747 4.8
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 59 0.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 393 1.1
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 44 20,600 56.4
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 22 0.1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 677 1.9
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 96 0.3
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 275 0.8
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 76 0.2
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 396 1.1
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 8 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 473 1.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 199 0.5
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 79 0.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 117 0.3
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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35 9,186 25.2
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 100 0.3
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 192 0.5
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 39 12,236 33.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 950 2.6
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 284 0.8
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 49 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,005 2.8
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 98 0.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 147 0.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 421 1.2
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 220 0.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 130 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 3,089 8.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 73 28,420 77.8
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 354 1.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 78 0.2
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 4 0.0
Totals: 468 219,820  

The population of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania was 365,169 in 2010; in 2000 it was 369,993. The total population changed -1.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (219,820) included 60.2% 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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