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Religious Traditions, 2010

378,655 106,037 531,035 25,055 1,997,829 222,500 2,704,232
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
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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3 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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617 171,601 28.8
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 78 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 70 12,762 2.1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 31 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 221 98,869 16.6
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 15 611 0.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 955 0.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 42 4,201 0.7
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 28 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,320 0.2
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 21 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 23 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 858 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 151 0.0
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 9 1,964 0.3
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 90 53,700 9.0
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 545 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,421 0.2
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 18 6,031 1.0
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 64 0.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 217 64,873 10.9
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 438 1,997,829 334.9
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 17 --- ---
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 382 0.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 597 0.1
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 3,000 0.5
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,000 0.2
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,210 0.2
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 260 0.0
Georgian Orthodox Parishes in the United States Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 275 0.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 9,550 1.6
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.0
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 558 0.1
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 2,100 0.4
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 12 2,663 0.4
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,460 0.2
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 75 0.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 350 0.1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 1,125 0.2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 16 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 217 68,530 11.5
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 17 2,732 0.5
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 76 0.0
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 97 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 13 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 19 2,187 0.4
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 134 0.0
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 95 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 90 11,688 2.0
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 13 --- ---
Maranatha Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 55 0.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 64 10,506 1.8
Schwenkfelder Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 2,695 0.5
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 2,711 0.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 31 5,927 1.0
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 23 3,499 0.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 31 8,616 1.4
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 462 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 19 5,933 1.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 18 1,342 0.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 12 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 15 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 29 31,107 5.2
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 40 15,895 2.7
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 11 4,924 0.8
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 20 29,922 5.0
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 40 20,041 3.4
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 3 483 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 16 4,703 0.8
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 179 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 206 104,196 17.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 24 4,422 0.7
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 1,548 0.3
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 297 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 126 27,415 4.6
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 2,803 0.5
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 1,948 0.3
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 0 ---
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 771 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 272 0.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 3,024 0.5
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 479 0.1
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 430 140,702 23.6
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 9 1,233 0.2
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 36 15,546 2.6
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 8 3,943 0.7
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 10 906 0.2
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 10 9,688 1.6
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 15 370 0.1
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 36 0.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 5 7,115 1.2
Jain Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 102 0.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 73 76,326 12.8
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 262 0.0
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 42 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 134 32,579 5.5
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 47 5,150 0.9
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 44 11,631 1.9
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 1,205 0.2
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 13 --- ---
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 42 0.0
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 211 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 535 0.1
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 22 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,964 0.3
American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 511 0.1
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 871 0.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 96 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,660 0.3
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 --- ---
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 79 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 2,223 0.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 242 76,815 12.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 69 15,712 2.6
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 1,778 0.3
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 132 0.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 92 27,091 4.5
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 3 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 2 --- ---
Totals: 4,677 3,261,111  

The population of the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 5,965,343 in 2010; in 2000 it was 5,687,147. The total population changed 4.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (3,261,111) included 54.7% of the total population in 2010.

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 11 counties: Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Burlington County, New Jersey, Camden County, New Jersey, Cecil County, Maryland, Chester County, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Gloucester County, New Jersey, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, New Castle County, Delaware, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Salem County, New Jersey.

* 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.