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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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 152 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 215 90,848 16.0
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 414 0.1
American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 213 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 842 0.1
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 74 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,050 0.2
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 5,100 0.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 121 28,111 4.9
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 10 1,065 0.2
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 189 0.0
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 54 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 1,280 0.2
Buddhists Other Other Groups 26 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 465 1,976,988 347.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 28 4,174 0.7
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 427 0.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 926 0.2
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 268 0.0
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 29 4,749 0.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 42 4,565 0.8
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 867 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 30 11,501 2.0
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 18 2,652 0.5
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 34 5,776 1.0
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 45 4,234 0.7
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 93 0.0
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 4 609 0.1
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 4,449 0.8
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,349 0.2
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,086 0.2
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 122 0.0
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 287 0.1
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 249 84,018 14.8
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 2,283 0.4
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 225 126,248 22.2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 383 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 672 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 89 11,647 2.0
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 6,198 1.1
Georgian Orthodox Parishes in the United States Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 11,208 2.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 923 0.2
Hindus Other Other Groups 8 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 4,000 0.7
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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25 24,837 4.4
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 1,321 0.2
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,109 0.2
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 139 0.0
Jain Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 124 267,820 47.1
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 24 5,579 1.0
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.0
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 800 0.1
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 900 0.2
Maranatha Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 89 14,354 2.5
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 13 1,061 0.2
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 52 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 594 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 48 77,434 13.6
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 74 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 245 0.0
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 742 0.1
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,389 0.2
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 13 1,198 0.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 3,938 0.7
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 750 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.1
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 3,070 0.5
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 262 101,633 17.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 52 14,445 2.5
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 364 0.1
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 2,975 0.5
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 350 0.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 24 6,100 1.1
Schwenkfelder Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.1
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 49 9,730 1.7
Sikh Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 139 39,142 6.9
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 3,669 0.6
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 16 4,509 0.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 96 34,263 6.0
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 471 160,061 28.1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 255 0.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 2,090 0.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 375 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 3,397 3,190,361  

The population of the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 5,687,147 in 2000; in 1990 it was 5,435,468. The total population changed 4.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (3,190,361) included 56.1% of the total population in 2000.

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.