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Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

62,686 7,069 97,446 1,930 77,925 22,060 280,359
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 27 77,925 141.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 129 43,161 78.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 75 29,079 52.9
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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85 17,737 32.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 30 11,252 20.5
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 53 8,512 15.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 7,942 14.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 30 7,014 12.8
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 5,820 10.6
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 8 4,682 8.5
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 4,500 8.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 3,550 6.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 3,362 6.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 3,173 5.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 2,872 5.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 16 2,839 5.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 2,388 4.3
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 2,174 4.0
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 4 2,060 3.7
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 10 2,023 3.7
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 15 1,826 3.3
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 1,781 3.2
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 1,742 3.2
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,615 2.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,328 2.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,261 2.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 9 1,197 2.2
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,018 1.9
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 1,016 1.8
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,000 1.8
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 958 1.7
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 940 1.7
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 909 1.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 834 1.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 823 1.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 745 1.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 677 1.2
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 2 670 1.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 599 1.1
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 569 1.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 531 1.0
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 456 0.8
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 453 0.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 412 0.7
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 363 0.7
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 355 0.6
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 263 0.5
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 260 0.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 211 0.4
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 188 0.3
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 182 0.3
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 161 0.3
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 155 0.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 152 0.3
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 136 0.2
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 127 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 117 0.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.2
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 105 0.2
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 102 0.2
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 97 0.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.2
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 87 0.2
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 77 0.1
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 52 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 38 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 35 0.1
Reformed Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 28 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 21 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 26 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 8 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 763 269,116  

The population of the Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 549,475 in 2010; in 2000 it was 509,074. The total population changed 7.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (269,116) included 49.0% of the total population in 2010.

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 3 counties: Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, Perry County, Pennsylvania.

* 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.