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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 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 God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 44 11,631 1.9
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 13 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 21 --- ---
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
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 18 6,031 1.0
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 22 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 438 1,997,829 334.9
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 31 0.0
American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 17 2,732 0.5
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 16 --- ---
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 76 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
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 2,711 0.5
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 97 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 13 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 31 5,927 1.0
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 12 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 955 0.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 511 0.1
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 God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 47 5,150 0.9
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 1,205 0.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 19 2,187 0.4
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 179 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 31 8,616 1.4
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 0 ---
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 42 4,201 0.7
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 42 0.0
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 28 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 871 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,320 0.2
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 96 0.0
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
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
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 134 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,660 0.3
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 211 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 462 0.1
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 23 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 15 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 858 0.1
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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3 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 535 0.1
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 --- ---
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
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
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 151 0.0
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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617 171,601 28.8
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,421 0.2
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 2,223 0.4
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 69 15,712 2.6
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 132 0.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 19 5,933 1.0
Schwenkfelder Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 2,695 0.5
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 64 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 70 12,762 2.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 217 64,873 10.9
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,964 0.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 18 1,342 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 297 0.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 221 98,869 16.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 15 611 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 217 68,530 11.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 206 104,196 17.5
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 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 102 0.0
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 479 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 79 0.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 242 76,815 12.9
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 1,778 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 92 27,091 4.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 430 140,702 23.6
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
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
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 17 --- ---
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
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 29 31,107 5.2
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 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 78 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 73 76,326 12.8
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 3 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
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
Sikh Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 2 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 16 4,703 0.8
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 262 0.0
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.