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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
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,498 3.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 2,221 5.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 5,366 12.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 16 2,108 4.7
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 33 57,977 129.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,158 2.6
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 200 0.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 453 1.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 99 0.2
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 131 0.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 720 1.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 504 1.1
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,374 3.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 15 4,467 10.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 858 1.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 567 1.3
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 211 0.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 11 3,925 8.8
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 1,808 4.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 847 1.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 85 51,481 115.3
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 35 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 141 0.3
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 224 0.5
Jewish Other Judaism 3 1,664 3.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 185 0.4
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 14 809 1.8
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 0 40 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 30 0.1
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 469 1.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 192 0.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 28 16,509 37.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 179 0.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,634 3.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 809 1.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,604 3.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 271 0.6
United Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 215 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 40 12,646 28.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 152 58,542 131.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 49 0.1
Totals: 516 234,220  

The population of the Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 446,576 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (234,220) included 52.4% of the total population in 1980.

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.