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Williamsport, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

10,967 416 25,272 121 18,500 1,591 59,244
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 78 18,443 155.4
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 12 14,639 123.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 23 10,742 90.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 2,723 22.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 12 2,700 22.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 8 1,599 13.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,491 12.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 5 1,075 9.1
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 677 5.7
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 545 4.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 531 4.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 477 4.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 421 3.5
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 416 3.5
Jewish Other Judaism 2 415 3.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 392 3.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 342 2.9
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 300 2.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 1 226 1.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 224 1.9
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 201 1.7
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 196 1.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 193 1.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1 135 1.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 85 0.7
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 74 0.6
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 58 0.5
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
--- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Totals: 189 59,320  

The population of the Williamsport, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 118,710 in 1990; in 1980 it was 118,416. The total population changed 0.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (59,320) included 50.0% of the total population in 1990.

Williamsport, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Lycoming 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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.

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