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Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area

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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 33 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 21 12,869 2.4
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 37 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 202 63,426 11.7
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 441 0.1
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 36 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 7,500 1.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 105 24,231 4.5
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 48 0.0
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 211,180 38.9
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 66 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 587 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 484 1,785,339 328.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 28 2,529 0.5
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 21 2,574 0.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 8 950 0.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 658 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 108 0.0
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 28 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 19 4,214 0.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 30 2,752 0.5
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 23 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 767 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 25 8,945 1.6
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 21 2,824 0.5
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 212 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 33 5,850 1.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 43 4,426 0.8
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 268 0.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 1,020 0.2
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 303 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 247 101,344 18.6
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 94 0.0
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 943 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,166 0.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 233 142,627 26.2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 420 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 385 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 30 0.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 83 13,055 2.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 31 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 13,200 2.4
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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21 11,200 2.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 141 287,650 52.9
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 546 0.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 24 7,113 1.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 89 15,437 2.8
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 11 0.0
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 841 0.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 206 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 964 0.2
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 436 0.1
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 750 0.1
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 61 0.0
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 266 115,969 21.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 50 10,937 2.0
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 818 0.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 4,011 0.7
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 16 1,137 0.2
Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 168 0.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 1,558 0.3
Schwenkfelder Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 3,031 0.6
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 42 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 52 11,188 2.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 51 16,473 3.0
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 17 4,442 0.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 104 38,236 7.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 493 178,344 32.8
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,504 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 379 0.1
Totals: 3,197 3,131,432  

The population of the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 5,435,468 in 1990; in 1980 it was 5,240,039. The total population changed 3.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (3,131,432) included 57.6% of the total population in 1990.

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.